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Trade Secrets: What In-House Counsel Need to Know

Benchmark Women in Litigation Forum

    Speaking Engagements
  • September 19, 2017

Although the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) created new tools last year to help companies protect these valuable assets, it has not resulted in the same level of uniformity for trade secrets as for patents or other intellectual property because the DTSA does not pre-empt state laws. That was one of the main takeaways from Melanie Dubis' presentation at the Benchmark Women in Litigation Forum in New York.

Melanie detailed recent examples of how federal courts across the country are applying the law, including the ex parte seizure provision. She also described how employers can comply with the new requirement to give their employees, independent contractors, and consultants notice of the whistleblower protections within the DTSA.

You can download Melanie's presentation here.