Seyfarth Events

How and Why California is Different When it Comes to Trade Secrets and Non-Competes

6/23/2015

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

Seyfarth attorneys will present the fifth installment in our 2015 Trade Secrets Webinar Series. They will focus on recent legal developments in California trade secret and non-compete law and how it is similar to and diverse from other jurisdictions, including: a discussion of the California Uniform Trade Secrets Act, the interplay between trade secret law and Business and Professions Code Section 16600, which codifies California's general prohibition of employee non-compete agreements, and recent case developments regarding non-compete agreements and trade secret investigations. The panel will discuss how these latest developments impact counseling, litigation and deals involving California companies.

Summary of Topics:

  • Defining and understanding trade secrets in California, including recent legal developments regarding the protection of ideas and confidential information
  • California’s public policy against employee non-compete provisions and recent cases addressing non-compete, non-solicitation, and no hire agreements
  • Effectively protecting trade secrets and conducting trade secret investigations
  • Recent cases regarding alleged bad faith prosecution of trade secret claims
  • How forum selection, choice of law and arbitration clauses may affect non-compete and non-disclosure agreements
  • Effectively utilizing non-compete and other restrictive covenants in business deals in California

Our panel consists of attorneys with extensive experience advising clients on trade secret and non-compete issues, including litigating trade secret cases, drafting protection agreements, conducting trade secret audits and drafting/challenging non-compete provisions.

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

*CLE Credit for this webinar has been awarded in the following states: CA, IL, NJ and NY. CLE Credit is pending for GA, 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.