Past Webinars

  • Recorded Webinar from September 26, 2019
Effective Trade Secret Practices: What You and Your Employees Need to Know

Please join Fitch Even for a free webinar, “Effective Trade Secret Practices: What You and Your Employees Need to Know,” on September 26, at 9:00 am PDT / 10:00 am MDT / 11:00 am CDT / 12 noon EDT.

With the passage of the America Invents Act and the Defend Trade Secrets Act, as well as recent case law creating uncertainty in some areas of patent law, many intellectual property owners have expressed a renewed interest in trade secret protection for innovations and information. However, very few of these IP owners have a well-developed program for identifying, classifying, and intentionally protecting these trade secrets. And even for those owners with such a program, establishing a record of training leaders and employees in trade secret protection can be important to show that the owner has engaged in “reasonable efforts” to protect its trade secrets.

During this webinar, our presenters will discuss the following:

  • Best practices for identifying and classifying trade secrets
  • Key features of a trade secret program
  • Ongoing internal education on trade secret protection needed to support a showing of “reasonable efforts” 

Our speakers will be Fitch Even attorneys Thomas F. Lebens and Donald “Bob” Bunton.

Tom has served clients in preparing and prosecuting patent and trademark applications, including appeals, post-grant review, and interferences, since 1991. He also counsels clients in IP and business strategy, licensing issues, infringement and validity analysis and opinions, and copyright matters.

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