June 19, 2020
Fitch Even attorney Thomas A. James will copresent the Dallas Bar Association CLE webinar “To Delete or Not to Delete? Minimizing the Landmines of Employees Who Bring Trade Secrets With Them” on June 23 from 12 noon to 1:00 p.m. CDT. His copresenter will be Phil Petti, Chief IP Counsel at USG Corporation.
Using a hypothetical employee/employer situation, the presenters will address the trade secret issues that can arise when a new employee is hired. They will discuss whether there is a way to stay ahead of the question of “to delete or not to delete,” where that question can lead, and whether there are guideposts to be followed when each situation is so fact-dependent.
For more information and to register, please visit the Dallas Bar Association website.
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