Broadcast Date: Wednesday, November 16, 2022
from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm (ET)


Today’s highly competitive markets are pushing businesses to take vigorous efforts in protecting and defending their trade secrets. With the continuously increasing number of federal filings for trade secret disputes, employers must reassess their trade secret policies as well as stay on top of the latest developments in Defend Trade Secret Act (DTSA) to minimize the risk of trade secret misappropriation. Likewise, they must also adopt robust litigation strategies to ensure success in this type of lawsuit.

In this LIVE Webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders assembled by The Knowledge Group will present an engaging discussion of the significant trends and key issues in resolving trade secret disputes. A blend of informative and insightful discussion, this course will also provide the audience with actionable insights and strategic tips in navigating this changing landscape.

Key topics that will be covered in this discussion are:

  • Revisiting the DTSA: A Lookback
  • Emerging Trends and Development
  • Notable Cases and Court Rulings
  • Boosting Litigation Defenses
  • What Lies Ahead


Course Level:



Advance Preparation:

Print and review course materials


Method of Presentation:

On-Demand Webcast



General knowledge of trade secrets law


Course Code:



NY Category of CLE Credit:

Areas of Professional Practice


Total Credits:

2.0 CLE

Speaker Panel:

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

Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Scott Oliver handles patent, copyright, trademark, and trade secret matters, blending creative legal strategies with comprehensive, digestible explanations of complex technology. He designs and implements individualized legal strategies depending on each client’s unique business objectives.

An experienced and highly technical litigator, Scott has handled more than 150 matters and a dozen trials before both the International Trade Commission (ITC) and juries. He has more than 25 years of experience defending and advising companies across an array of industries, including wireless, software, semiconductor, and digital distribution.

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.

William Collins, Jr., Partner
Seasoned Litigator in Trade Secret Disputes

Burr and Forman LLP

Chip is a seasoned litigator and community leader who helps clients successfully resolve multiple types of business disputes, including those involving noncompetes & trade secrets, contract breaches, and local government issues.

Chip represents companies and executives in disputes involving noncompete agreements and trade secrets. In representing companies, his focus is on achieving a cost-effective result through court order or settlement that protects the company’s valuable customer and client relationships and confidential information. In representing executives and their new employers, Chip’s goal is to avoid or limit the effect of overreaching agreements and allow the executive to fairly utilize his or her accumulated knowledge and skill. Chip also drafts noncompete agreements, develops trade secret protection programs, and counsels companies and executives regarding such matters in an attempt to avoid the types of problems that lead to costly litigation.


John A. StonePartner

DeCotiis, FitzPatrick, Cole & Giblin, LLP

  • The basis for trade secret law, what are trade secrets, and what is trade secret misappropriation.

L. Scott OliverShareholder

Greenberg Traurig, LLP

  • Trade Secrets at the International Trade Commission.

William Collins, Jr.Partner

Burr and Forman LLP

  • Remedies, injunctions, and damages.

John A. StonePartner

DeCotiis, FitzPatrick, Cole & Giblin, LLP

  • The inevitable disclosure doctrine.
  • The increasing importance and near-essential need for trade secrets in biotech and life sciences.
  • International application and cross-border use of trade secret law.

Date & Time:

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

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

Who Should Attend:

  • Trade Secrets Lawyers
  • Intellectual Property Lawyers
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Lawyers
  • Labor & Employment Lawyers
  • In-house Counsel
  • General Counsel
  • Entrepreneurs
  • R&D professionals
  • Business management
  • Investors
  • Portfolio managers


L. Scott OliverShareholder
29 Years Trade Secret Litigation Experience
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
John A. StonePartner
Nationally Recognized Attorney and Expert in Trade Secret Litigation
DeCotiis, FitzPatrick, Cole & Giblin, LLP
William Collins, Jr.Partner
Seasoned Litigator in Trade Secret Disputes
Burr and Forman LLP



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