2017 Trade Secrets Webinar Series Year in Review Throughout 2017, Seyfarth Shaw’s dedicated Trade Secrets, Computer Fraud & Non-Competes Practice Group hosted a series of CLE webinars that addressed significant issues facing clients today in this important and ever-changing area of law. The series consisted of six webinars: 2016 National Year in Review: What You Need to Know About the Recent Cases/Developments in Trade Secrets, Non-Compete and Computer Fraud Law Simple Measures for Protecting Intellectual Property and Trade Secrets Protecting Confidential Information and Client Relationships in the Financial Services Industry Protecting Your Trade Secrets in the Pharmaceutical Industry Trade Secret Protection: What Every Employer Needs to Know Protecting Trade Secrets in the Social Media Age As a conclusion to this well-received 2017 webinar series, we compiled a list of key takeaway points for each program, which are listed below. View Full Post
Now Available! Seyfarth Shaw’s 2017-2018 Edition of the Social Media Privacy Legislation Desktop Reference There is no denying that social media continues to transform the way companies conduct business. In light of the rapid evolution of social media, companies today face significant legal challenges on a variety of issues ranging from employee privacy and protected activity to data practices, identity theft, cybersecurity, and protection of intellectual property. View Full Post
Webinar Recap! The Defend Trade Secrets Act–The Biglaw Partner and Forensic Technologist Perspective Robert Milligan, along with Certified Forensic Computer Examiner Jim Vaughn, presented The Defend Trade Secrets Act – The Biglaw Partner and Forensic Technologist Perspective webinar for Metropolitan Corporate Counsel on Thursday, November 2. They focused on the key features of the DTSA and compared its key provisions to the state Uniform Trade Secrets Act (UTSA) adopted in many states, and they provided practical tips and strategies concerning the pursuit and defense of trade secret cases in light of the DTSA and some predictions concerning the future of trade secret litigation. View Full Post
Tenth Circuit Holds That Irreparable Harm Cannot Be Presumed for Trade Secret Injunction In First Western Capital Management Co. v. Malamed, Case Nos. 16-1434, 16-1465 & 16-1502 (10th Cir. Oct. 30, 2017), the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals held that a district court erred in issuing a preliminary injunction to a party under federal and state trade secret law where the court presumed that the party would be irreparably harmed absent the injunction. View Full Post
New York District Court Denies Preliminary Injunction Motion Sought Under the Defend Trade Secrets Act Plaintiff Art & Cook, Inc., a cookware and kitchenware company, brought suit in New York federal court against a former salesperson, Abraham Haber, when a search of his work computer revealed that he had emailed to his personal email account two categories of documents alleged by Art & Cook to be trade secrets: (i) its customer contact lists and (ii) its designs and branding/marketing strategies. View Full Post
Robert Milligan to Present Defend Trade Secrets Act Webinar Robert Milligan, along with Certified Forensic Computer Examiner Jim Vaughn, is presenting The Defend Trade Secrets Act – The Biglaw Partner and Forensic Technologist Perspective webinar for Metropolitan Corporate Counsel on Thursday, November 2 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern. On May 11, 2016, President Obama signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA), which Congress passed on April 27, 2016. View Full Post