CalBarThe workplace is often the laboratory where creative ideas are hatched and innovative products are launched. While striving to create environments where innovation and creativity thrive, successful companies must also ensure that appropriate safeguards and agreements are in place to protect intellectual property. Employers also face challenges in navigating fair trade practices and employee privacy rights while capitalizing on the explosion of social media. Complicating the entire picture are the increasingly fluid borders of where, when, and how work is accomplished in this dynamic economy.

Seyfarth’s Trade Secret and IP groups are scheduled to participate in the State Bar of California’s Day Program entitled “Intellectual Property Protection and Social Media Issues in the Workplace Program,” taking place January 19, 2016 in San Francisco, California.

Seyfarth is a sponsor of the prestigious program, which brings together preeminent speakers from leading intellectual property and employment attorneys from private industry, public agencies, private law firms, and distinguished law schools that will identify and discuss the important intellectual property and social media issues that arise in today’s workplace and suggest practical strategies for addressing them.

Seyfarth Shaw Partner Robert B. Milligan serves as the conference chair of the program and as an officer of the State Bar Intellectual Property Section’s Trade Secret Interest Group and Partner Kenneth L. Wilton will present the luncheon program “Testimonials and Endorsements: How to Properly Involve Employees”.

The State Bar of California and the Intellectual Property Law Section are approved State Bar of California MCLE providers. 7 Hours of MCLE Credit will be awarded to registrants.

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