On Thursday, March 21, 2024, I will be speaking at the Defense Research Institute’s 2024 Business and Intellectual Property Litigation Super Conference on a panel, “Tips from the Trenches: Litigating and Trying Trade Secret Cases as a Plaintiff and Defendant, What Every Business Needs to Know,” with Ben Fink of Berman, Fink, Van Horn P.C. and Mark Klapow of Crowell & Moring LLP. Here is a description of the program:

“Trade secrets are increasingly becoming the preferred protection for intellectual property. As a result, trade secret disputes and verdicts have dominated the news, as juries have awarded $2B to Appian Corp., $65M against Goodyear Tire & Rubber, and $105 million against Ford Motor Company, only to see some of those verdicts reduced or eliminated by the courts. These big verdicts and the challenges in upholding them, signal a potentially significant shift away from how trade secret cases have been traditionally litigated, as employers have previously relied on injunctions to prevent employees and others from taking their trade secrets. This presentation will address the importance of trade secret litigation in protecting your IP, the potential paradigm shifts in trade secret litigation, and guide trade secret owners and their lawyers in adapting to these changes.”

You can register for this CLE here.  The conference starts at 2:30 p.m. today. Ben, Mark and I speak tomorrow at 11:30 a.m. and we hope you can join us.