President Obama signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA), S. 1890, into law on May 11, 2016. The DTSA creates the first-ever federal civil cause of action for trade secret misappropriation. Long the domain of state law, the DTSA’s advent “elevates” trade secrets to the same federal protection historically enjoyed by patents, trademarks/trade dress, and copyrights.

To aid our clients and friends in understanding the DTSA and its possible use and implications, we will host a webinar on June 9, 2016 at Noon EDT covering the following topics:

  • Key DTSA provisions, open questions, and underlying policy considerations
  • Practical considerations in bringing trade secrets claims, including the relative advantages and disadvantages of bringing such claims in federal court under the DTSA versus bringing them in state court under that state’s trade secrets law
  • Practical considerations in defending DTSA claims
  • The rare circumstances under which a district court may grant an ex parte motion for a seizure order

To register for this webinar, click here.