Seyfarth Events

2013 National Year in Review: What You Need to Know About the Recent Cases/Developments in Trade Secrets, Non-Compete and Computer Fraud Law

3/6/2014

Cost: There is no cost to attend this program, however, registration is required.

Webinar

1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Eastern
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Central
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Pacific
 

In Seyfarth’s first installment of its 2014 Trade Secrets Webinar series, Seyfarth attorneys will review noteworthy cases and other legal developments from across the nation this past year in the areas of trade secret and data theft, non-compete enforceability, computer fraud, and the interplay between restrictive covenant agreements and social media activity, as well as provide their predictions for what to watch for in 2014.

The Seyfarth panel will specifically address the following topics:

  • Significant federal and state court non-compete, computer fraud, and trade secret decisions, including recent developments concerning how information may lose its protected status as “secret,” damages under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, procedural requirements when presenting employees with restrictive covenant agreements, and attorneys’ fees and sanctions for trade secret misappropriation claims brought in bad faith;
     
  • Important legislative efforts, including efforts to strengthen federal criminal trade secret laws, recent states’ legislative proposals concerning non-compete enforceability, and enhanced social media privacy protection laws;
     
  • Noteworthy jury trial verdicts, criminal prosecutions, and criminal sentences for trade secret misappropriation, data theft, and computer fraud;
     
  • Trade secret preemption and courts’ difficulties in grappling with whether the theft of non-trade secret information is actionable in tort;
     
  • Prominent social media cases discussing when social media activity may violate non-solicitation agreements.

If you have any questions, please contact events@seyfarth.com.

*CLE: CLE Credit for this webinar has been awarded in the following states: CA, IL and NY. CLE Credit is pending for the following states: GA, NJ, TX and VA. Please note that in order to receive full credit for attending this webinar, the registrant must be present for the entire session.