ABA Encourages Encryption of Emails When Transmitting Confidential Client Information

shutterstock_160974335In a recent formal Ethics Opinion, the American Bar Association stressed that lawyers must make reasonable efforts to prevent inadvertent or unauthorized access to confidential information relating to the representation of their clients. The ABA recognized that in the age of constant cybersecurity threats, law firms are targets for hackers for two reasons: (1) they obtain, store and use highly sensitive information about their clients while at times utilizing safeguards to shield that information that may be inferior to those deployed by the client, and (2) the information in their possession is more likely to be of interest to a hacker and likely less voluminous than that held by the client. View Full Post
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Seyfarth Attorneys to Speak at the Management Association’s 2017 Employment Law Conference

By | Trading Secrets | May 22, 2017
shutterstock_421593898Join Seyfarth Shaw’s Trade Secrets Co-Chair Michael D. Wexler and Partner J. Scott Humphrey at the Management Association’s 2017 Employment Law Conference on Thursday, September 28, 2017. Mr. Wexler and Mr. Humphrey will discuss significant developments in Illinois and Congress, such as the Defend Trade Secrets Act, that have changed the landscape of trade secret and restrictive covenant enforcement. View Full Post
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Waymo V. Uber: An Update On the Ongoing Trade Secret Dispute

Waymo’s recently filed case against Uber continues to unfold with some potentially important developments.  The case, which began in late February when Waymo (which shares a corporate parent with Google) accused Uber of misappropriation of trade secrets under the DTSA, patent infringement, and unfair business practices (covered by this blog here) had three recent decisions issue, all on the same day. View Full Post
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Joshua Salinas a Panelist for “Trade Secrets in 2017: Recent Legal Trends and Developments LIVE Webcast”

By | Trading Secrets | May 19, 2017
shutterstock_392113519Seyfarth attorney Joshua Salinas will serve on a panel for “Trade Secrets in 2017: Recent Legal Trends and Developments LIVE Webcast,” presented by The Knowledge Group, LLC Live Webcast Series, on May 25, 2017. Unquestionably, US companies face an increasing threat of cyberattacks from rival companies and foreign governments and the likely targets are trade secrets and other sensitive business information. View Full Post
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The Defend Trade Secrets Act After One Year: The Whistleblower Provision

As the first year anniversary of the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) has just passed, it is worth taking a step back and taking stock of how courts have treated key provisions.  This will be the first of several posts covering developments under the DTSA and analyzing how it has been used since its enactment. View Full Post
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Take 5 Newsletter: Employee Mobility and Trade Secret Protection in California: What Works and What Doesn’t

California has always been a challenging jurisdiction for employers in terms of limiting unfair competition by former employees and protecting trade secrets. However, employers in the state can significantly enhance their ability to protect their business interests in these areas with a little planning and strategic thinking. View Full Post
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WannaCry Ransomware Attack: What Happened and How to Address

Recently, a widespread global ransomware attack has struck hospitals, communication, and other types of companies and government offices around the world, seizing control of affected computers until the victims pay a ransom.  This widespread ransomware campaign has affected various organizations with reports of tens of thousands of infections in as many as 99 countries, including the United States, United Kingdom, Spain, Russia, Taiwan, France, and Japan. View Full Post
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Defend Trade Secrets Act Update: May 12, 2017, Ohio State Bar Association, Columbus, OH

As readers of this blog know, I’ve been invited in the past to speak on trade secret issues for the Ohio State Bar Association.  For those in Ohio who may be interested in attending, I will be providing an update on the Defend Trade Secrets Act this Friday, May 12, 2017 as part of the OSBA’s Business Law Conference.  View Full Post
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Protect Your Business: What You Need to Know About the New Defend Trade Secrets Act

By Sherry Bragg Businesses at every level – from Fortune 500 companies to solo-inventor enterprises – rely on trade secret protections to safeguard their intellectual property trade secrets. American companies and innovators now have additional protections for their valuable intellectual property assets in the newly enacted federal Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA). View Full Post
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