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Webinar: The Defend Trade Secrets Act: New Rights and Obligations for U.S. Employers
June 21, 2016 @ 5:00 am - 6:30 am
You are invited to a free 90-minute webinar on Tuesday, June 21, 2016, entitled, “The Defend Trade Secrets Act: New Rights and Obligations of U.S. Employers.”
Protecting trade secrets and other intellectual property is a key issue for employers. Unlike patents, however, no federal law existed to provide a civil remedy for trade secret theft. That changed on May 11, 2016, when President Obama signed into law the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA). DTSA provides a federal cause of action for trade secret theft. Now, employers may sue former employees or others who misappropriate their trade secrets in federal court or in state court under existing state laws. Experienced lawyers from across the U.S. will offer guidance and insights into the following:
- Overview of the federal Defend Trade Secrets Act
- How the DTSA will impact employers
- Steps employers should consider taking in light of the DTSA
- What the DTSA means for multi-state employers in prosecuting, or defending against, claims of trade secret misappropriation
- Best practices and key take-aways
Please share this invitation with as many of your colleagues as you want and encourage them to also register. If you will be in the same room listening together, only one person needs to register. If you will be in different offices or locations, each person will need to register. You will view the power point slides via your computer and can listen either via your computer speakers or the telephone.
If it is difficult for you or others to attend, the webinar will be recorded and posted on the ELA website within a week of the live event; you are welcome to listen to it there.