This week, at the ITech Law World Technology Conference in New York, Seyfarth attorney Dan Hart briefed members of the International Technology Law Association’s Intellectual Property Committee about the European Commission’s proposed Directive on trade secret protection.  As we have written, the new Directive, if enacted, will substantially alter the legal landscape in Europe regarding trade secret protection and will enhance cross-border certainty within the EU.  Dan’s presentation generated lively discussion among lawyers from a wide variety of jurisdictions regarding the similarities and dissimilarities between European and US trade secret law and similar attempts in the US to federalize trade secret protection.

The ITech Law World Technology Conference concludes today.  If you are attending the ITech Law World Technology Conference, please be sure stop by our table in the Vanderbilt Room of the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel.