Seyfarth’s Trade Secrets, Computer Fraud & Non-Competes practice group is pleased to provide the 2022-2023 edition of our 50 State Desktop Reference, which surveys the most-asked questions related to restrictive covenants and trade secrets in all 50 states, plus the District of Columbia.

For the company executive, in-house counsel, or HR professional, we hope this guide will provide a starting

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In Seyfarth’s seventh installment of the 2022 Trade Secrets Webinar Series, Seyfarth partners Jeremy Cohen and Kevin Mahoney focused on trade secret and client relationship considerations in the banking and financial services industry.

As a conclusion to this webinar, we compiled a summary of takeaways:

  • When it comes to protecting your secrets, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound
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Seyfarth is sponsoring the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) 2022 Trade Secret Summit, which is taking place December 8-9 in Miami, Florida. The AIPLA Trade Secret Summit is one of the preeminent trade secret conferences, with speakers including private practitioners, in-house counsel, government, and academia.

Seyfarth partner Marcus Mintz is presenting the “Damages in Trade Secret Cases” panel. The

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We are pleased to announce that our Trading Secrets blog was included as the top blog in FeedSpot’s Top 10 Trade Secrets Blogs. According to FeedSpot, the list was created “from thousands of blogs on the web and ranked by traffic, social media followers, domain authority & freshness.”  FeedSpot listed Robert Milligan, Dawn Mertineit, Alex Meier, Eric Barton, Justin

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This article was originally published in the Boston Bar Association’s Fall 2022 Boston Bar Journal.

Just over four years ago, the Massachusetts legislature finally passed a bill long in the works addressing non-compete agreements and replacing the Commonwealth’s trade secret misappropriation statute with a version of the Uniform Trade Secrets Act (the “UTSA”), referred to herein as “MUTSA.” See M. G. L. c. 93, § 42-42G. While the Commonwealth’s “new” non-compete law has received the most attention, the adoption of the UTSA was also notable. Even though Massachusetts is the 49th state to adopt the UTSA, MUTSA differs from other states’ versions of the UTSA. This piece will discuss the differences in pre- and post-MUTSA jurisprudence and what issues may be implicated by the law.

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Join us for a Seyfarth & Association of Corporate Counsel Southern California in-person event for in-house counsel!

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Wednesday, November 16, 2022
Registration: 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Program: 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Reception: 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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Seyfarth Shaw LLP – Century City
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Los Angeles, CA 90067-3021

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The California Lawyers Association 2022 IP Institute is taking place November 3-5, in Dana Point, California. Seyfarth is a silver sponsor for the conference, and Seyfarth attorneys Robert Milligan, Puya Partow-Navid, Joshua Salinas, and Sierra Chinn-Liu are attending.

Joshua Salinas—Seyfarth associate and member of the firm’s Trade Secrets, Computer Fraud & Non-Competes practice—is leading a discussion during the Lunch with

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Wednesday, November 16, 2022
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Eastern
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Central
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Mountain
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Pacific

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In the seventh installment of the 2022 Trade Secrets Webinar Series, Seyfarth attorneys will focus on trade secret and client relationship considerations in the banking and financial services industry.

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Robert Milligan—Seyfarth partner and co-chair of the firm’s Trade Secrets, Computer Fraud & Non-Compete practice—was named a 2022 Top Trade Secrets Lawyer in California by The Daily Journal. Robert is a leading voice in this intricate area of law, with a practice primarily focused on trade secret, non-compete, and data theft/protection litigation, investigations, and transactional work. Robert represents multinational

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webinar recap - texas trade secrets and non-competesIn the fifth installment of our 2022 Trade Secrets Webinar Series, Seyfarth attorneys Jesse Coleman, Matt Simmons, and Kevin Green discussed legal developments and trends in Texas trade secret and non-compete law and how it is similar to and diverse from other jurisdictions.

As a conclusion to this webinar, we compiled a summary of takeaways:

  • A restrictive covenant is


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