- New trade secret cases addressing damages, injunctive relief, and preemption;
- Practical implications of new state non-compete legislation in Alabama, Oregon, and New Mexico;
- Growing circuit split concerning applicability of Computer Fraud and Abuse Act in typical employee data theft scenarios;
- National and international efforts to improve trade secret protections, including the continuing attempt in the U.S. Congress with the proposed Defend Trade Secrets Act to create a federal civil cause of action for trade secrets theft, the European Union’s proposed directive to harmonize trade secret protection among the EU’s 28-member states as well as the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement’s impact on trade secrets;
- Significant new federal and state court decisions on non-competes and other restrictive covenants that may impact their enforcement, including concerns regarding adequate consideration for agreements and growing efforts by government agencies and employees to challenge and narrow their use;
- Recent NLRB pronouncements on employer policies and agreements and their implications for protecting trade secrets;
- Noteworthy data breaches and criminal prosecutions and criminal sentences for trade secret misappropriation, data theft, and computer fraud and discussion of lessons learned.
2015 National Year in Review: What You Need to Know About the Recent Cases/Developments in Trade Secrets, Non-Compete and Computer Fraud Law
Cost: There is no cost to attend this program, however, registration is required.