Crowell & Moring invites you to attend the webinar, 2020 Trade Secrets Year in Review, taking place on Thursday, January 28 at 12:00 pm ET. We will cover what you need to know about the big cases, changes, and developments relating to trade secrets from the past year.
The EU Whistleblower Directive: A Burden or an Opportunity?
Tension between the protection of whistleblowers and the protection of trade secrets?
Companies should see the obligations set out in the EU Whistleblower Directive regarding internal reporting channels as an opportunity rather than a burden. Having an internal tool to facilitate detection of possible misconduct…
Crowell & Moring invites you to attend the fifth installment of our Trade Secrets Webinar Series – The Revolving Door of Autonomous Vehicle Talent: Managing Employee Access to Trade Secrets & Facilitating Robust Investigation of Safety Issues, taking place on Tuesday, May 12th at 02:00 pm (EDT).
Autonomous Vehicle (“AV”) developers have been aggressively working to safeguard their vital design documents and data, and have increasingly relied on lawsuits to protect their proprietary information and to prevent such information from reaching their competitors as human talent continues to revolve through the AV industry. Given the increasing popularity of self-driving technology, AV developers should remain vigilant in protecting the trade secrets governing their autonomous vehicle programs and should be sure to implement sound policies for retrieving data upon employee departure.
In addition to reshaping how business is being done, COVID-19 has presented companies with unprecedented challenges and an increasingly remote work force and has made it more important than ever for businesses to evaluate the security and protection of their trade secrets and confidential information.
Crowell & Moring invites you to attend the third installment of our Trade Secrets Webinar Series: Top 10 Tips for Safeguarding Trade Secrets, taking place on Tuesday, March 10th at 02:00 pm (EDT).
Instituting and maintaining a trade secret protection policy is a challenge. If no policy is yet in place, it may be difficult to decide where to begin. For an existing policy, ensuring its efficacy and adequacy under the law is time-consuming. Regardless of your situation, the solution is to take purposeful and informed action to improve the protection of your highest priority trade secrets.
Join Crowell & Moring attorneys Jim Stronski, Anne Li, and Robert Kornweiss to hear their top 10 tips for safeguarding your company’s trade secrets – a list of concrete actions you can assess, adapt, and implement based on your company’s priorities.
Crowell & Moring is a proud sponsor of this year’s AIPLA Trade Secret Law Summit, taking place March 16th – 17th in San Francisco’s South Financial District.
We invite you to join us the evening of March 16th for a cocktail reception at Crowell & Moring’s San Francisco office, starting…
Crowell & Moring invites you to attend the second installment of our Trade Secrets Webinar Series: Trade Secrets are Not Intellectual Property – At Least Not in the European Union, taking place on Tuesday, February 11th at 11:00 am (EDT).
How are trade secrets defined in the EU versus in the US?
How do the US and EU judicial bodies differ in their view of trade secrets, and how does that protect, or leave vulnerable, your company’s most valuable information?
How might cross-border (or transnational) companies protect their intellectual property assets and prepare for threats when subject to dual (EU & US) enforcement?
During this webinar, Crowell & Moring attorneys Jan-Diederik Lindemans and Judith Bussé will guide you through the small differences in the language and theory behind the EU Trade Secrets Directive and the US Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA), and the important consequences these have on your trade secrets protection and strategy.
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On January 14th, 2020, Crowell & Moring hosted a webinar session discussing blockchain and its implications for trade secret protection, as well as its potential implications on other areas of intellectual property (IP).
Crowell & Moring invites you to attend the first installment of our new Trade Secrets Webinar Series: Protecting Trade Secrets and other Intellectual Property with Blockchain, taking place on Tuesday, January 14th at 2:00 pm (EDT).
Blockchain technology is a powerful tool, outside of just the realm of cryptocurrency, that can be utilized to safely encrypt and thereby protect trade secrets. During this webinar, Crowell & Moring attorneys Mark Klapow, Josh Rychlinski, and Kayvan Ghaffari will discuss ways in which your company can implement blockchain technology into its IT systems, and can be used practically and legally to protect trade secrets and other IP rights, giving you back your peace of mind.
We will provide a CLE certificate of attendance and other materials to use in seeking continuing education credits.
On December 5th, 2019, Crowell & Moring’s Brussels office, in cooperation with the Belgian Institute for In-House Counsel, hosted a deep dive session into the EU Trade Secrets Directive and the changes this legal framework has brought about since it went into effect in 2016.
Crowell & Moring attorneys including Partners Jan-Diederik Lindemans and Emmanuel Plasschaert, Senior Counsel Gunther Meyer, and Associates Judith Bussé and Evelien Jamaels guided participants through best practices on maximizing protection of commercially valuable information under the legal framework, explained how it impacts companies’ relationships with employees and contractors, and finally discussed how the framework will co-exist with upcoming EU rules on whistleblowing. Participants especially appreciated the insights shared by Belgian State Security Counter-Intelligence Coordinator, L. Van Der Haeghen, about commonly used techniques to steal or otherwise unlawfully obtain trade secrets during the discussion.
Below are a few key points participants took away from the discussion:…
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