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Knowledge Congress Webcast: The Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016

Impacts and Implications to Trade Secrets Owners Uncovered!

Cooley lawyer Liz Trafton will be speaking during the Knowledge Congress webcast series and provide an overview of the Defend Trade Secrets Act. 

A few months ago, President Obama signed the Defense Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) of 2016 into law.  The Act will create a federal private civil action for the misappropriation of trade secrets and provide trade secret owners the ability to request for an ex parte seizure under certain extraordinary circumstances.  All misappropriations occurring after the bill's enactment are covered and affected by DTSA. Despite its speedy passage and abrupt changes, the Act will provide protection to whistleblowers from retaliatory accusations of trade secret misappropriation.  

In this LIVE webcast, a panel of thought leaders and professionals assembled by The Knowledge Group will provide the audience with an in-depth analysis of the fundamentals as well as the legal framework of the Defense Trade Secrets Act of 2016. Speakers will go beyond the basics and present to the audience their expert thoughts and opinions on how to best comply with the requirements of the new law. 

Key topics include: 

  • The Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 - An Overview
  • Identifying Civil Remedies
  • Ways to Mitigate Trade Secrets Misappropriation
  • Ex Parte Applications
  • Immunity Against Criminal and Civil Liabilities
  • Civil Secrets Disclosure
  • Impacts and Implications to Employers

Event details and registration

Related Contacts
Liz Trafton Associate, Boston