The Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016: Leveraging the New Federal Framework to Protect IP
Navigating the New IP Landscape, Evaluating Federal and State Causes of Action, Weighing Trade Secret vs. Patent Protection
Recording of a 90-minute premium CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will provide guidance to IP counsel on using the new Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA), examine the key sections, and compare it with the Uniform Trade Secret Act and state trade secret laws. The panel will offer best practices for IP attorneys going forward under the DTSA.
- Overview of important sections of the DTSA
- Differences between Uniform Trade Secret Act (which almost all states use in some form) and the DTSA
- Effect on state trade secret laws and causes of action
- Changes required in agreements and policies with employees, contractors and consultants
- Best practices under the DTSA
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What factors should IP counsel consider when evaluating whether to seek trade secret protection under state or federal law?
- What are the differences between the DTSA and the Uniform Trade Secret Act? What impact with the DTSA have on state laws?
- What steps should IP owners and counsel take to leverage the new DTSA?
John M. Augustyn
Leydig Voit & Mayer
Mr. Augustyn is currently active in all facets of patent litigation, client counseling, and prosecution, particularly... | Read More
Mr. Augustyn is currently active in all facets of patent litigation, client counseling, and prosecution, particularly in the mechanical arts. He also manages the patent prosecution for several international corporations. Furthermore, he has extensive experience in the drafting and negotiation of agreements relating to intellectual property, including patent licenses, technology licenses, joint venture agreements, and research and development agreements.Close
Steven M. Auvil
Squire Patton Boggs
Mr. Auvil leads the firm’s Intellectual Property & Technology Practice Group’s litigation practice in... | Read More
Mr. Auvil leads the firm’s Intellectual Property & Technology Practice Group’s litigation practice in the U.S., and his practice is focused on litigation of IP disputes. As an engineer and patent lawyer, he has been exposed to a wide variety of technologies including control systems, power electronics, and complex mechanical systems and software. While Mr. Auvil’s practice focus is in litigation, he has considerable non-litigation experience, including counseling clients on IP matters and negotiating agreements that involve IP.Close