We invite you to participate in our webinar on the Defend Trade Secrets Acts of 2016 on Thursday, June 9, 2016 at 9:00 am pdt.

President Obama signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA), S. 1890, into law on May 11, 2016. The DTSA creates the first-ever federal civil cause of action for trade secret misappropriation. Long the domain of state law, the DTSA’s advent “elevates” trade secrets to the same federal protection historically enjoyed by patents, trademarks/trade dress, and copyrights.

To aid our clients and friends in understanding the DTSA and its possible use and implications, we will host a webinar on June 9. Our speakers, Steven M. Auvil, David Elkins and Jill S. Kirila will cover the following topics:

  • Key DTSA provisions, open questions, and underlying policy considerations
  • Practical considerations in bringing trade secrets claims, including the relative advantages and disadvantages of bringing such claims in federal court under the DTSA versus bringing them in state court under state trade secrets law
  • Practical considerations in defending DTSA claims
  • Best practices to take full advantage of the DTSA

Please visit our Event Page to register for this webinar.

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