6-Hour Program

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Why You Should Attend

Trade secrets can be among an organization’s most valuable assets – when you know how to identify, protect, and safely share them. Trade secrets law can protect cutting edge technologies, improvements to mature technologies, new combinations of well-known information and a host of valuable technical and strategic information in between. But misappropriation and claims of misappropriation can derail an organization’s business strategies—on both sides of the "v." They can even lead to criminal exposure and liability for acts in the U.S. and abroad. Judgments in the scores of millions of dollars and even more are becoming increasingly common. So are appeals, reversals, and retrials. The importance of trade secrets law and the potential risks to trade secrets are heightened when employees and consultants who have become immersed in trade secrets move to competitors who may be eager to learn them, or who may not have properly gauged and guarded against the risks. But trade secret disputes are not confined to the realm of mobile employees. Sharing trade secrets when pursuing potential mergers, acquisitions, and business collaborations can bring great opportunity but can also place both information and businesses at great risk. To maximize value and reduce risk organizations must stay on top of the latest developments. This full day program brings together experts and thought leaders in the field to help you do just that.

What You Will Learn

After completing this program, participants will be able to:

  • Gain insight on what courts, legislatures, agencies, and businesses are thinking about and doing about trade secret issues in the U.S. and abroad
  • Learn how some of the “old rules” are being tweaked and why they can be ignored only with peril
  • Understand how to manage trade secret disputes right from the start, often in one or more venues globally
  • Discover how exclusive reliance on noncompete agreements can leave trade secrets at risk and how to use alternative ways to protect trade secrets
  • Consider how new forms of artificial intelligence can pose new risks to trade secrets—and how they may also offer new solutions

Who Should Attend

This program is designed to help those responsible for assisting clients in protecting, exploiting, and sharing intellectual property; structuring business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions and related due diligence; and litigating and resolving business disputes. It will benefit inside and outside intellectual property lawyers, transactional lawyers, employment lawyers, white collar criminal and investigations lawyers, and others involved in protecting intellectual property and key strategic personnel.

Special Feature:

  • Earn 1 hour of ethics credit

Program Level: Intermediate

Prerequisites: None

Advanced Preparation: None

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