Trade Secret Theft in the Workplace: Mitigating Misappropriation Risks in the Cloud Computing Era
Strategies for New Hire Screening, Employee Monitoring, and Litigating Against Former Employees and Subsequent Employers
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will provide employment counsel with the techniques to prevent and mitigate damage due to misappropriation of trade secrets by employees and former employees, particularly in the era of cloud computing. The panel will provide litigation techniques when employers are either accused of being the recipient of stolen information or are the victims of trade secret misappropriation.
- Screening employees to minimize trade secret theft risk exposure
- Litigation best practices when company accused of trade secret misappropriation
- Dealing with departing employees to avoid/minimize trade secret theft risk
- Best practices where company is the victim of trade secret misappropriation
The panel will review these and other key questions:
- What are some best practices/techniques for screening employees to minimize the risk of exposure to claims of trade secret theft?
- What are some best practices when your company is involved in situations, including litigation, where it is accused of misappropriating trade secrets? What are strategies for defending accusations of misappropriation of trade secrets? Would a national trade secret law assist?
- What are some best practices for dealing with a departing employee to avoid or minimize the risk of trade secret theft? How can you avoid or minimize the risk of trade secret theft from departing employees?
- What are some best practices when your company is involved in situations, including litigation, where it is the victim of trade secret misappropriation. What are steps you might take before litigation, or as an alternative? When is it useful to involve government agencies? What are the litigation techniques when you are the victim of trade secret misappropriation?
Following the speaker presentations, you'll have an opportunity to get answers to your specific questions during the interactive Q&A.
Derrick L. Brent
Vice President, Associate General Counsel
Mr. Brent is Vice-President and Associate General Counsel for Masimo Corp., a medical technology company, where he... | Read More
Mr. Brent is Vice-President and Associate General Counsel for Masimo Corp., a medical technology company, where he provides counsel and handles legal matters relating to intellectual property, employment, compliance and public policy.Close
Kim E. Choate
Ms. Choate counsels both Dow Corning and Hemlock Semiconductor on strategies for enforcing and protecting Dow... | Read More
Ms. Choate counsels both Dow Corning and Hemlock Semiconductor on strategies for enforcing and protecting Dow Corning’s patents and trade secrets--through both litigious and non-litigious means. She also provides strategic guidance to both global corporations regarding international patent portfolio management and enforcement, monetization, trade secret protection and IP security.Close
Kurt A. Kappes
Mr. Kappes is Co-Chair of the firm's national Labor and Employment Practice's Non-Compete/Trade Secret and... | Read More
Mr. Kappes is Co-Chair of the firm's national Labor and Employment Practice's Non-Compete/Trade Secret and Employment Contract Litigation team. His practice includes complex litigation involving commercial claims, trade secrets, products liability, professional malpractice, insurance bad faith, qui tam actions, unfair competition, Business and Professions Code Section 17200 actions, and SOX proceedings.Close
Donald E. Vilfer
Mr. Vilfer’s firm emphasizes computer forensics, e-discovery and fact-finding in support of complex litigation... | Read More
Mr. Vilfer’s firm emphasizes computer forensics, e-discovery and fact-finding in support of complex litigation or referral for prosecution. Representative clients include law firms, state and local government, high-tech firms, and financial institutions. Cases have included investigation of fraud, IP theft, computer crimes, employee misconduct, and defense of complex fraud. Mr. Vilfer has served as an expert witness and court-approved expert in multiple state and federal jurisdictions.Close