I’ve been invited in the past to speak on trade secret issues for the Columbus Intellectual Property Law Association and I will have the opportunity to do it again this year on the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA).  For those in Central Ohio who may be interested in attending, I will be providing a presentation entitled “The Defend Trade Secrets Act After One Year:  Its Impact on Trade Secret Law in the U.S. and Abroad” this Thursday, June 15, 2017.  The presentation will be at the Athletic Club of Columbus, 135 East Broad Street at 11:30 a.m.

I will be covering a number of important issues involving the DTSA, including a brief discussion of the forces that led to its enactment, the legislative history of the DTSA, the DTSA’s key provisions, and recent cases interpreting the standards for the DTSA’s ex parte seizure order, Whistleblower provision, injunctions involving employment and other noteworthy issues.   I will also cover the impact of the DTSA on trade secrets law abroad, include the EU’s Trade Secrets Directive.

Registration for the presentation can be found here.  Hope you can join us for what should be a very interesting seminar.