Seyfarth attorneys will present the eighth installment in our 2014 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, trade secret identification requirements, remedies, and the interplay between trade secret law and Business and Professions Code Section 16600, which codifies California's general prohibition of employee non-compete agreements. The panel will discuss how these latest developments impact 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
- New cases discussing reasonable secrecy measures to protect trade secrets
- The practical impact of preemption on protecting trade secrets, litigating misappropriation of trade secrets cases and available remedies
- The potential consequences of bringing or maintaining a trade secret claim in bad faith
- California’s public policy against employee non-compete provisions and the types of agreements that may be enforceable under California law
- How forum selection, choice of law and arbitration clauses may affect non-compete and non-disclosure agreements
- Effectively utilizing 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.
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*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.