intellectual property owners association conferenceOn September 18-20, Seyfarth partners Dawn Mertineit, Eric Barton, and Robert Milligan will be attending the Intellectual Property Owners Association’s Annual Meeting in Los Angeles. This event offers over two dozen education sessions, networking opportunities, committee meetings, and more.

During the event, Dawn will be speaking on a panel called “Hold on to Your Trade Secrets: The Winds of Change Are Howling Around Employee Non-Compete Agreements.” This panel will address the growing tension between enforceability of restrictive covenants and trade secret protection, including such recent developments as President Biden’s Executive Order to the FTC to consider issuing rules to limit use of non-competes, the newly proposed Uniform Restrictive Employment Agreements Act, and more. Dawn’s fellow panelists are Russell Beck, Robert Isackson, Nicholas Clifford, and Jerry Cohen.

For more information and to register for the program, visit the IPO website. We hope to see you there!