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Neglect of Cloud Computing Policies In Workplace Can Provide Perfect Storm for Trade Secret Theft

Posted in Cybersecurity, Data Theft, Privacy, Trade Secrets

By Robert Milligan, Jessica Mendelson, and Joshua Salinas

Prudent employers are often looking for areas in their business where valuable company data  may not be adequately protected.

Enter the growing prevalence of third party online data storage for professional and personal use in the workplace, coupled with the increasing accessibility provided by employers to access company data remotely. …

Upcoming Webinar: Trade Secrets in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Posted in Practice & Procedure, Trade Secrets

On October 29, 2013, at 12:00 p.m. Central, Chicago Seyfarth attorneys Shashank Upadhye, Scott Schaefers, and Justin Beyer will present the tenth installment in our 2013 Trade Secrets webinar series, focusing on trade secrets in the pharmaceutical industry.

The topics they will cover include:…

Defining and understanding trade secrets in the pharmaceutical market, including the “hidden” trade secrets involved in

Best Practices and Latest Developments in Trade Secret Law

Posted in Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, Cybersecurity, Data Theft, Non-Compete Enforceability, Social Media, Trade Secrets

I recently presented on “Hot Topics In Trade Secret Law Across the Nation” at the ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco, California.

Here are seven key takeaways regarding best practices and latest developments from the event that you may find useful:

Understanding the Importance of Trade Secret Preemption

Simply put, trade secret preemption or supersession is the concept that the …

Protecting Company Information When Employees Bail: California Alternatives to Employee Non-Compete Agreements

Posted in Non-Compete Enforceability, Practice & Procedure, Trade Secrets

By Robert B. Milligan, Jessica Mendelson, and Joshua Salinas

How does a California employer prevent its business from walking out the door along with a departing employee? In most jurisdictions, the employer could have the employees sign a non-compete agreement. Not in California.

One of the notorious employment laws that separates California from other states is its long-standing prohibition of

Chicago Breakfast Briefing: Protecting Your Most Valuable Assets – Trade Secrets, IP and Your Employees

Posted in Data Theft, Non-Compete Enforceability, Practice & Procedure, Restrictive Covenants, Trade Secrets, Unfair Competition

Illinois and Federal laws have evolved significantly in recent years and as a result employers now have many tools available to protect themselves. Understanding these tools, as well as the impact of legal changes in this area, is necessary if a company intends on protecting its most valuable assets (i.e. trade secrets, IP and employees).

Please join us for an …

2012 Trade Secrets, Computer Fraud, and Non-Competes Webinar Series – Year in Review

Posted in Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Computer Fraud, Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, Data Theft, Espionage, Legislation, Non-Compete Enforceability, Practice & Procedure, Restrictive Covenants, Trade Secrets, Unfair Competition

Throughout 2012, Seyfarth Shaw LLP’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 eight webinars:

1) Employee Privacy, Social Networking at Work, and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act Standoff;
2) Employee Theft …

Trade Secret Protection Best Practices Webinar: Hiring Competitors’ Employees and Protecting the Company When Competitors Hire Yours

Posted in Data Theft, Non-Compete Enforceability, Restrictive Covenants, Trade Secrets

Please join us for the seventh webinar in the 2012 Trade Secrets Webinar Series on November 28th at noon c.s.t./10:00 a.m. pacific. This webinar will discuss best practices when dealing with newly hired or departing employees and the incumbent trade secret, non-competition and information protection issues.

In today’s highly mobile and competitive world, employees frequently move between companies within the …

Complimentary Breakfast Briefing Offered In Orange County and Los Angeles On Trade Secret Protection Best Practices In the Hiring and Departure of Employees

Posted in Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, Data Theft, Espionage, Non-Compete Enforceability, Restrictive Covenants, Trade Secrets, Unfair Competition

Please join Seyfarth Shaw on October 25, 2012 in Costa Mesa, California and on November 1, 2012 at our downtown office in Los Angeles, California for an informative breakfast briefing on best practices when dealing with newly hired or departing employees and the incumbent trade secret and information protection issues.

In today’s highly mobile and competitive world, employees frequently move …

Ignorance Isn’t Always Bliss: What to Do When Your Job Candidate Isn’t Sure if She Is Bound By A Non-Compete

Posted in Non-Compete Enforceability, Practice & Procedure, Restrictive Covenants

If you’re an employer in an industry where non-compete agreements are common, perhaps you’ve been faced with the following scenario: You offer a sales position to a candidate who tells you she doesn’t think she has a non-compete with her employer, which is a competitor of yours. Once she’s onboard at your company, she begins soliciting her former employer’s clients. …