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    10.23.14 Trade Secrets Institute Symposium: Trade Secrets Law at the Edge
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    Thursday, October 23
    2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

    Brooklyn Law School
    Subotnick Center
    250 Joralemon St.

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    Sponsored by the Trade Secrets Institute (TSI) and the Center for Urban Business Entrepreneurship (CUBE).

    Trade secrets have achieved a new prominence in business at the state, national, and international levels. Brooklyn Law School’s annual Trade Secrets Institute Symposium will bring together experts from government, academia, and private practice to discuss recent developments in the field during two panels that examine these new trends.  

    Panel I: Federal Trade Secret Reform
    The law now stands at the threshold of a major reform in Congress. The leading current proposal is the Defend Trade Secrets Act, introduced by Senators Coons and Hatch, which would create a civil cause of action in federal court to supplement trade secret enforcement at the state level.

    Ira Levy '88
    Goodwin Proctor LLP

    Ted Schroeder
    Chief Counsel to US Senator Christopher Coons of Delaware

    Christopher Seaman
    Assistant Professor of Law
    Washington and Lee University School of Law

    Panel II: Startups and Trade Secrets Law
    Protecting trade secret information is a major legal challenge for entrepreneurs and new businesses. Thanks in part to recent changes in patent law, trade secrets have never been more important to the emerging innovation economy.

    Amyt Eckstein '01
    Of Counsel
    Moses & Singer, LLP

    Mena Kaplan
    Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

    Jeffrey Schwab '64
    Abelman, Frayne & Schwab

    About the Trade Secrets Institute
    The Trade Secrets Institute is designed to provide comprehensive neutral coverage of key trade secret cases and legislative or regulatory initiatives throughout the United States. TSI has established a database — the first of its kind in the nation — that connects users to supporting documents, briefs, motions, and timelines for current cases, as well as recent updates on pending legislation or regulatory initiatives concerning trade secrets.

    Visit the Trade Secrets Institute at

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