Broadcast Date: Monday, April 27, 2020
from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm (ET)


In this LIVE Webcast, a seasoned panel of thought leaders and professionals brought together by The Knowledge Group will provide the audience with an in-depth analysis of the recent trends and developments surrounding the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) as it continuously creates a dramatic change in the trade secret litigation landscape. They will discuss notable court rulings and expose the ever-evolving impact of the recent trends and updates in this area of law. Speakers will also present practical tips and strategies in leveraging the potentials of utilizing the DTSA as an effective tool in enforcing intellectual property rights.

Some of the major topics that will be covered in this course are:

  • The Defend Trade Secrets Act in the 2020 Landscape
  • Emerging Trends and Developments
  • Notable Court Rulings
  • Litigation Risks and Pitfalls
  • Practical Tips and Strategies
  • Best Litigation Practices
  • What Lies Ahead


Course Level:



Advance Preparation:

Print and review course materials


Method of Presentation:

On-demand Webcast (CLE)



Experience in trade secrets law


Course Code:



NY Category of CLE Credit:

Areas of Professional Practice


Total Credits:

2.0 CLE

Speaker Panel:

Steven Friedman, Partner
Duane Morris LLP

Steven L. Friedman practices in the area of corporate and commercial litigation. He has handled matters involving trade secrets, antitrust, securities, trademark and patent infringement including ANDA under Hatch Waxman, RICO, class action and corporate control and takeover/proxy fights, and breach of contract as well as other areas of corporate and commercial litigation.

John Drake, Of Counsel
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

John A. Drake is a versatile attorney helping companies solve their commercial disputes and employment law problems. He provides strategic litigation prevention advice and counseling, but he also advocates for his clients in a vigorous, creative, and cost-effective manner.

Mr. Drake focuses on litigating trade secrets and restrictive covenants matters, and he has secured or defeated numerous restraining orders and injunctions in high-stakes cases.

John Stone, Partner
DeCotiis, Fitz Patrick, Cole & Giblin, LLC

John 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 and land use disputes and intra-company disputes.

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 has given Continuing Legal Education seminars on trade secrets, trade dress, and theft-of-ideas, and is co-chair of the ABA’s Trade Secrets Subcommittee, and co-editor of the ABA’s Intellectual Property Newsletter.


Steven FriedmanPartner

Duane Morris LLP


John DrakeOf Counsel

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

A. What is a trade secret?

  1. The DTSA’s UTSA’s and common law definition
  2. What is and is not a secret (and/or what constitutes “economic value”)
  3. Maintaining trade secrecy
  4. The inevitable disclosure doctrine
  5. Examples of Trade Secret, including in cutting-edge industries
    • Specific examples and commonly litigated types of trade secrets
    • Cannabis
    • Biotech

B. Enforcing trade Secrecy

  1. The DTSA, UTSA and common law definitions of misappropriation
  2. Misappropriation and/or use
  3. Extra-territorial enforcement, particularly under the DTSA

C. Interim Remedies

  1. Preservation Orders
  2. TRO’s   &  Injunctions
  3. Seizures

D. Final Remedies

  1. Royalties
  2. Damages
    • Monetary Damages
    • Unjust enrichment/Avoided Cost Damages
  3. Criminal aspects of trade secret theft (China, Chicago case of jail)

John StonePartner DeCotiis, FitzPatrick, Cole & Giblin, LLC

Date & Time:

Monday, April 27, 2020

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm (ET)

Who Should Attend:

  • Trade Secret Lawyers
  • Corporate Counsel
  • HR Executives
  • Top-Level Executives



Steven FriedmanPartner
Duane Morris LLP
John DrakeOf Counsel
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
John StonePartner
DeCotiis, Fitz Patrick, Cole & Giblin, LLC



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