Update on the Defend Trade Secrets Act: Recent Cases and Emerging Issues

Presented by

R. Mark Halligan; Mark Krotoski; Linda Stevens; Peter Toren

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The Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 provides the first federal civil cause of action for trade secrets misappropriation. Join us for a discussion of the cases filed under the new statute and an exploration of the emerging legal and strategic issues facing DTSA litigants. Topics to be addressed by the panel include the identification and management of trade secret assets to avoid their misappropriation; the strategic considerations for referring a trade secrets case to the criminal authorities after a breach has occurred; the primary differences between litigating trade secrets claims under state and federal law; and a review of the first wave of cases being filed under the new federal statute.

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