Emerging Issues in Trade Secrets Protection and Litigation

May 15, 2018

Please join Dykema for a discussion regarding protection of company trade secrets, including best practices in hiring employees from competitors and advising departing employees on avoiding claims of theft of trade secrets. The discussion will also include the latest emerging strategies and trends in federal and state trade secrets litigation, including lessons learned from the recent Uber-Waymo lawsuit.

During this discussion, we will address:

  • Strategies for Lawfully Hiring A Competitor’s Employees
  • Litigation Strategy – Defining Business and Litigation Objectives (What is a Win? How Can that Be Achieved through Litigation?) 
  • Preparation and Filing of Lawsuit: State or Federal Court? State and/or Federal Claims? Claims to Include/Omit? Validity of Employee and Customer Non-Solicitation Agreements?
  • When and Why: Temporary Restraining Orders and Preliminary Injunctions
  • Discovery Strategies for Trade Secret Cases
  • Jury Instructions, Special Verdict Forms and Selecting A Jury

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EST

Speakers: Allan Gabriel, Member, Los Angeles; Victor C. Johnson, Member, Dallas; Donna K. McElroy, Member, San Antonio

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CLE accreditation is anticipated for California, Illinois and Texas. We provide Uniform Certificates of Attendance and jurisdiction-specific information for those licensed in other jurisdictions. Please contact Sarah Minjoe at with questions.