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    04.11.13 Symposium: Keeping Your Secrets Secret
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    Thursday, April 11
    2:30 - 5:30 pm

    Subotnick Center, 11th Floor
    250 Joralemon Street

    The Trade Secrets Institute

    Online registration for this event is now closed. If you would like to attend, please contact Elizabeth Alper at (718) 780-0321.

    In a rapidly changing digital world, the field of trade secret protection has become increasingly complex, in both legal practice and enforcement. This symposium will focus on trade secrets in cloud-based data sharing platforms and the federalization of trade secret misappropriation lawsuits.

    As more trade secret owners-share information with their employees via “secure” cloud-based data sharing platforms, a number of trade secret misappropriation claims have been arising between employers and departing employees. The result is a need for clarity on the technological and contractual obligations of trade secret owners if they seek protection under the UTSA and state common law.This symposium will also evaluate best practices for companies’ protection of trade secrets while employees are accessing information via numerous outlets, including mobile devices.

    In light of the federalization – and often criminalization – of trade secret misappropriation, global businesses must increasingly conform their conduct to, and make litigation decisions based on, federal alternatives to state misappropriation law. This symposium seeks to understand the impact of trade secret misappropriation lawsuits as the role of federal law and statutes increases in the traditionally state-law based practice of trade secret enforcement.

    View the Agenda.

    Participants (To Date)

    Amyt Eckstein
    Of Counsel
    Moses & Singer LLP

    Ian M. Goldrich
    Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

    Colleen Kavanagh
    Managing Director
    Stroz Friedberg

    Frank Pasquale
    Schering-Plough Professor in Health Care Regulation and Enforcement
    Seton Hall University School of Law

    Andrea Sharrin
    Deputy Chief, Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section (CCIPS)
    Criminal Division, Department of Justice;
    Adjunct Professor of Law
    Georgetown Law

    Alexander Southwell
    Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

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