WebinarOn Wednesday, November 16, at 12:00 p.m. Central, Seyfarth attorneys Robert B. Milligan, Daniel P. Hart and Scott E. Atkinson will present “Trade Secret Audits: You Can’t Protect What You Don’t Know You Have,” the tenth installment in Seyfarth’s 2016 Trade Secrets Webinar series.

Trade secrets are critical intellectual property for most businesses, whether they realize it or not. The
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Seyfarth Synopsis:  Protecting trade secrets from employee theft requires more than using an NDA when onboarding employees. If businesses want to protect confidential information, they need a cradle-to-grave approach, reiterating employee obligations regularly, including during exit interviews. (Yes, you need to do exit interviews!)

Headline stories in intellectual property theft tend to involve foreign
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U.S. Senators Herb Kohl (D-WI) and Christopher Coons (D-DE) introduced an amendment to the Currency Exchange Rate Oversight Reform Act yesterday aimed at protecting American trade secrets and innovation.

Currently, Title 18 of the US Code only permits the Attorney General to bring a civil action in federal court for trade secret theft. The amendments would open the federal courts to


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A company’s trade secrets may be some of its most important assets.  Recent headlines underscore their importance, and vulnerability:

  1. Recently, an employee was arrested at the airport and over 1,000 company proprietary documents containing trade secrets were seized that the employee was attempting to transport with her to her new job.
  2.  A national retailer recently was hit with a $21.5 million


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