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2014 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.


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 2015 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 secrets and data theft, non-compete enforceability, computer fraud, as well as provide their predictions for what to watch for in 2015.

The Seyfarth panel will specifically address the following topics:

  • Increased threats to trade secrets by foreign hackers and insiders and proactive steps that companies can take to protect their assets in light of the recent cyber-attacks;
  • Significant legislative efforts, including the continuing attempt in the U.S. Congress to create a federal civil cause of action for trade secrets theft and the European Union’s proposed directive to harmonize trade secrets protection among the EU’s 28-member states;
  • Significant new federal and state court decisions on non-competes and other restrictive covenants that may impact their enforcement, including efforts by government agencies and employees to narrow their use;
  • Recent NLRB rulings on use of social media and IT resources and their implications for protecting trade secrets;
  • Noteworthy 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; and
  • Prominent social media cases discussing ownership of contents and contacts in social media accounts.

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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.