Broadcast Date: Thursday, April 11, 2024
from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm (ET)


Trade secrets are a valuable form of intellectual property, but they can be difficult to protect. In today’s rapidly changing technological and commercial landscape, the challenges of trade secret protection are more complex than ever.

Join our speakers in this CLE webcast as they delve into the latest trends and developments in trade secret law, offering practical guidance on protecting your trade secrets in the digital age.

Key topics include:

  • Understanding the legal framework for trade secrets
  • Best practices in trade secret protection
  • Detecting and preventing trade secret theft, particularly in the digital age
  • Assessing Damages in Trade Secret Disputes
  • Cross-Border, International and key industries issues and developments in trade secret law
  • Best practices in trade secret protection

Learning objectives:

  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of the legal principles and regulations governing trade secrets.
  • Acquire practical knowledge and skills regarding industry-leading best practices in trade secret protection, including strategies for implementation, maintenance, and enforcement within organizations.
  • Enhance proficiency in identifying vulnerabilities and implementing proactive measures to detect and prevent trade secret theft, with a particular focus on emerging challenges in the digital age.
  • Gain insight into the evolving legal landscape surrounding trade secrets, including key statutes, regulations, and case law.


Course Level:



Advance Preparation:

Print and review course materials


Method of Presentation:

On-Demand Webcast; Group-Internet Based



General knowledge of trade secrets law


Course Code:



NASBA Field of Study:

Information Technology – Technical


Total Credit:


CPE Credit:

2.0 CPE (Not eligible for QAS (On-demand) CPE credit)


CLE Credit:

MS CLE 2.00 General - Approved Until: 4/11/2025

GA CLE 2.00 General - Approved Until: 12/31/2024

CA CLE 2.00 General - Approved Until: 6/30/2025

PA CLE 2.00 General - Approved Until: 4/11/2026

TN CLE 2.00 General - Approved Until: 4/11/2025

WI CLE 2.00 General - Approved Until: 12/31/2025

VT CLE 2.00 General - Approved Until: 12/31/2025

NJ CLE 2.00 General - Credits through Reciprocity

NY CLE 2.00 Areas of Professional Practice - Credits through Reciprocity

AR CLE 2.00 General - Credits through Reciprocity

CT CLE 2.00 General - Credits through Reciprocity

NH CLE 2.00 General – Meets the requirements of NH Supreme Court Rule 53





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No MCLE Requirements:



Not Eligible for CLE:


Speaker Panel:

John A. Stone, Partner
Nationally Recognized Attorney and Expert in Trade Secret Litigation

DeCotiis, FitzPatrick, Cole & Giblin, LLP

John A. Stone is a partner in DeCotiis’ New Jersey and New York offices. Mr. Stone’s practice focuses on complex business matters, including trade secret and other intellectual property litigation, and unfair competition and tortious interference claims, as well as construction, land use and intra-company disputes, in State and Federal Court. He has particular expertise in complex litigation and takes pride in getting results for his clients. Mr. Stone received his B.A. from Franklin & Marshall College, his J.D. from the University of Richmond, Virginia, and studied International Law at Cambridge University. Mr. Stone is a frequent lecturer at seminars and nation-wide and international conferences regarding trade secrets, trade dress, and theft-of-ideas, and has published numerous articles on those and other issues. He is also  co-chair of the ABA’s Litigation Section’s Trade Secrets Subcommittee, and co-editor of the ABA ABA’s Litigation Section’s Intellectual Property Newsletter.

Michael G. King, Managing Partner
AV-Rated Business Trial Lawyer

Hennelly & Grossfeld LLP

Mr. King is an AV-rated business trial lawyer with thirty years of experience. His trial wins include an $8.3m FINRA arbitration award against Citigroup, a $3.3m trade secret misappropriation verdict, a $1.6m breach of contract verdict, and numerous defense verdicts, including a defense verdict in a $300m insurance bad faith case brought by the Shernoff Bidart firm. Mr. King regularly represents Fortune 500 product manufacturers, title insurers, and other corporations in a variety of complex commercial litigation cases, including intellectual property, trade secret, product liability, real estate, and other disputes. He is the managing partner of the firm and regularly presents continuing legal education courses in trade secret litigation, products liability, and liability issues in artificial intelligence.

L. Scott Oliver, Partner
29 Years Trade Secret Litigation Experience

Husch Blackwell LLP

An experienced litigator who handles patent, trade secret, copyright, and trademark cases in state and federal courts and before the International Trade Commission (ITC), Scott has long worked with innovative technology companies in Silicon Valley. He regularly advises and defends companies in the wireless, software, and semiconductor industries, and he guides early- and mid-stage companies through patent strategy and consults handset manufacturers and patent pools on the licensing of 802.11, 4G, 3G, and LTE patents.

After almost 30 years in practice, Scott has handled dozens of trials. However, he also knows that sometimes the best business solution is found outside the courtroom, and he partners with clients to design and implement strategies based on their unique business objectives.

Beth Rubin, Managing Director
IP Testifying Expert

FTI Consulting, Inc.

Beth Rubin has more than 20 years of experience assisting clients with complex damages, accounting and financial matters. Beth provides litigation advisory services and specializes in calculating damages and performing financial analysis relating to intellectual property and breach of contract disputes. She has assisted both plaintiffs and defendants in determining lost profits, reasonable royalty, unjust enrichment, and price erosion.  Beth has performed financial analyses relating to profitability, market value, allocation of costs, first-mover advantages, and licensing terms and royalties, within the insurance, food & beverage, manufacturing, professional services, consumer products, hospitality, fashion & apparel, construction, pharmaceutical, medical technology, financial services, and publishing industries. She has issued expert reports reflecting her professional opinions and has testified on economic damages.


John A. StonePartner

DeCotiis, FitzPatrick, Cole & Giblin, LLP

  • Introduction to Trade Secrets
  • The Increasing Importance of Trade Secrets in Biotech and Life Sciences
  • Cross-Border Trade Secret Litigation

Michael G. KingManaging Partner

Hennelly & Grossfeld LLP

  • Recent Developments
  • What is a Trade Secret?
  • Critical Decisions at Outset
  • Advantages of Criminal Route
  • Disadvantages of Criminal Route
  • Criminal Statutes - Civil Remedies
  • State/Federal Statute or Neither?
  • No Statutory Claim?
  • Breach of NDA only?
  • Not sure if Trade Secrets?
  • Overview of Litigation
  • Judge or Jury?

L. Scott OliverPartner

Husch Blackwell LLP

  • Trade secret enforcement at the U.S. International Trade Commission

Beth RubinManaging Director

FTI Consulting, Inc.

  • Actual Loss  - Attempt to make the plaintiff “whole”. Includes plaintiff’s lost profits and out of pocket expenses
  • Unjust Enrichment  - Attempt to eliminate defendant’s benefit from the misappropriation. Includes defendant’s profits, cost savings, R&D, and head start.
  • Reasonable Royalty – Often determined as the likely result of a hypothetical negotiation. Considers relevant factors and apportionment.

Date & Time:

Thursday, April 11, 2024

12:00 pm to 2:00 pm (ET)

Who Should Attend:

  • Trade Secret and Patent Lawyers
  • Intellectual Property Lawyers
  • Labor & Employment Lawyers
  • Commercial Lawyers
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Human Resource Professionals
  • In-House/General Counsel
  • Corporate Management
  • Commercial Transactional Lawyers
  • Portfolio Managers
  • M&A and Corporate Valuation Professionals
  • Investors
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John A. StonePartner
Nationally Recognized Attorney and Expert in Trade Secret Litigation
DeCotiis, FitzPatrick, Cole & Giblin, LLP
Michael G. KingManaging Partner
AV-Rated Business Trial Lawyer
Hennelly & Grossfeld LLP
L. Scott OliverPartner
29 Years Trade Secret Litigation Experience
Husch Blackwell LLP
Beth RubinManaging Director
IP Testifying Expert
FTI Consulting, Inc.



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