On Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. Central, Michael Wexler, Jim McNairy and Josh Salinas will present Seyfarth’s first installment of its 2014 Trade Secrets Webinar series. They will review noteworthy cases and other legal developments from across the nation this past year in the areas of trade secret and data theft, non-compete enforceability, computer fraud, and the interplay between restrictive covenant agreements and social media activity, as well as provide their predictions for what to watch for in 2014.
The panel will specifically address the following topics:
- Significant federal and state court non-compete, computer fraud, and trade secret decisions, including recent developments concerning how information may lose its protected status as “secret,” damages under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, procedural requirements when presenting employees with restrictive covenant agreements, and attorneys’ fees and sanctions for trade secret misappropriation claims brought in bad faith;
- Important legislative efforts, including efforts to strengthen federal criminal trade secret laws, recent states’ legislative proposals concerning non-compete enforceability, and enhanced social media privacy protection laws;
- Noteworthy jury trial verdicts, criminal prosecutions, and criminal sentences for trade secret misappropriation, data theft, and computer fraud;
- Trade secret preemption and courts’ difficulties in grappling with whether the theft of non-trade secret information is actionable in tort;
- Prominent social media cases discussing when social media activity may violate non-solicitation agreements.
There is no cost to access this program, however, registration is required.
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*CLE credit is available. Seyfarth has applied for CLE credit in IL, NY, and CA. If you would like us to pursue CLE credit in any additional states, please contact email@example.com. Please note that in order to receive full credit for attending this webinar, the registrant must be present for the entire session.