Symposium on Trade Secrets

Brooklyn Law School’s Trade Secrets Institute is sponsoring a Symposium: Keeping Your Secrets Secret on Thursday, April 11, 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm at the Subotnick Center, on the 11th Floor of 250 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn NY. To attend the event, RSVP online. The field of trade secret protection has become increasingly complex, in both legal practice and enforcement. The symposium will focus on trade secrets in cloud-based data sharing platforms and the federalization of trade secret misappropriation lawsuits. To view the Agenda, click here.

As more trade secret owners-share information with their employees via “secure” cloud-based data sharing platforms, a number of trade secret misappropriation claims have been arising between employers and departing employees. The result is a need for clarity on the technological and contractual obligations of trade secret owners if they seek protection under the UTSA and state common law. This symposium will also evaluate best practices for companies’ protection of trade secrets while employees are accessing information via numerous outlets, including mobile devices.

The BLS Library has an extensive collection of material on the subject of trade secrets including the second edition of Trade Secrets: Law and Practice (Call # KF3197 .Q56 2012) by David W. Quinto and Stuart H. Singer. The two highly experienced trial lawyers have assembled case law analysis and strategic advice on prosecuting and defending trade secret misappropriation actions, maintaining legally sufficient trade secret protection measures, and supervising outside attorneys in the course of litigation. The book contains an overview of litigation burdens, presumptions and inferences; a comprehensive analysis of the applicability of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) to trade secret misappropriation claims; the latest developments in the evolving approaches to the Uniform Trade Secrets Act (UTSA) preemption of common law and state statutory claims; and an expanded state-by-state analysis of trade secret litigation.