Seyfarth partner Erik Weibust was recently named Chair of the Trade Secret Committee for the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA).

The AIPLA Trade Secret Committee considers the laws, practices, and judicial decisions relating to unfair competition, including the protection of trade secrets and other data maintained in confidence, interferences with contractual relationships, trade libel and slander. The Trade Secret
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Seyfarth Shaw attorney James McNairy will lead a webinar entitled “Trading Secrets: How to Adequately Protect Trade Secrets and Balance Employee Rights in California” on Tuesday, January 25, 2011, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Pacific Time.

The webinar is part of the Cyber Institute Program hosted by the California State Bar Intellectual Property Section.  Mr. McNairy will lead a discussion

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Associated Press (Anna Jo Bratton) is reporting that a state district court judge in Lancaster County, Nebraska tagged two Nebraska Municipal Power Pool executives with millions of dollars in damages arising out of their scheme to use American Public Energy Agency’s "company information, financial data and copyrighted material."  View Article. It appears that Nebraska Municipal Power Pool ("NMPP") previously provided services to American Public Energy Agency. 

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