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


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

Seyfarth attorneys will present the ninth installment in our 2013 Trade Secrets webinar series. They will focus on ways in which California trade secret law 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.

Summary of Topics:

  • Defining and understanding trade secrets in California
  • Comparison between California trade secret law and other jurisdictions
  • Protecting trade secrets in California and remedies for trade secret misappropriation
  • The practical impact of preemption on protecting trade secrets and litigating misappropriation of trade secrets cases
  • California’s strong public policy against non-compete provisions, and the types of agreements which are enforceable under California law

Our panel consists of attorneys with significant experience advising clients on trade secret issues, including  litigating trade secret cases, drafting protection agreements and conducting trade secret audits.

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*CLE: Seyfarth has applied for CLE credit in IL, NY, and CA. If you would like us to pursue CLE credit in any additional states, please contact Please note that in order to receive full credit for attending this webinar, the registrant must be present for the entire session.