Please join me at the Second Annual AIPLA Trade Secret Summit on October 22, 2013, held in conjunction with the AIPLA Annual Meeting to take place in Washington, D.C. from October 24-26, at the Wardman Park Marriot Hotel. I will be co-chairing the event and will be also moderating a panel on trade secrets and the International Trade Commission. The panelists will include Judge David Shaw of the ITC. If you are interested in checking out the agenda click here. You can sign up on the AIPLA website, http://www.aipla.org/learningcenter/AM13/Pages/default.aspx.
The Summit should be of interest to lawyers who are interested in learning about recent developments in the trade secret arena. Indeed, trade secret cases and issues continue to make the news. Civil cases continued to be hotly litigated. Within the past year, a Congress that has been marked by strife quickly passed the Theft of Trade Secrets Clarification Act that expanded the jurisdictional reach of the criminal provisions of the Economic Espionage Act. And Congress has been asked to broaden the civil remedies available under that same Act.
This Summit will explore issues common to and, often, determinative of, trade secret cases—from the way in which counsel work together to avoiding or obtaining a TRO or preliminary injunction to knowing what the pitfalls for a plaintiff and defendant of a concurrent criminal case. This is to say nothing of the often draconian remedies levied by the ITC.