Speaking Engagement

Robert B. Milligan a Panelist for “Trade Secrets Protection Act & Defend Trade Secrets Act: 2015 Updates LIVE Webcast”



12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Robert B. Milligan, Co-Chair in Seyfarth's Trade Secrets, Computer Fraud and Non-Competes Practice Group, to serve on a panel for "Trade Secrets Protection Act & Defend Trade Secrets Act: 2015 Updates LIVE Webcast,” presented by The Knowledge Group, LLC  Live Webcast Series, on March 17, 2015.

In April 2014, the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2014 (DTSA) and the Trade Secret Protection Act of 2014 (TSPA) were introduced. The TSPA would amend the Economic Espionage Act of 1996 (EEA) to create a private, federal action for ‘mis-appropriation’ of a trade secret intended for use inter-state or foreign commerce.

In a two hour live webcast, a panel of key thought leaders assembled by The Knowledge Group will provide the audience with a thorough discussion of the fundamentals as well as updates of these two Act. The panel will also provide insight into the limitations and new benefits of the Acts. For example the legislation authorizes federal courts to issue ex parte order to preserve evidence and seizure property used in a violation. Thus, trade secret owners would be afforded relief similar to that of the Lanham Act.

Key topics include:

  • Trade Secrets Protection Act – Overview
  • Defend Trade Secrets Act  – Overview
  • Advantages for Trade Secret Owners
  • Uniformity and Other Limitations
  • Sanctions for Non-Compliance with New Trade Bills
  • Inevitable-Disclosure Doctrine

For more information and registration, please click here.