Trade Secret Protection and Recovery Strategies for Universities
April 23, 2015
Starts: 2:00 PM (Eastern)
Ends: 3:00 PM (Eastern)
Many universities have processes to prosecute and license patents, but few have the same experience with their trade secrets and other confidential information. But trade secret theft has seen a dramatic increase in the last decade, and is now recognized as a priority issue in protecting intellectual property. As universities invest in technology and development – and come to understand the investments already made – the need to protect the value of those investments from misappropriation by former employees, private counterparties to development projects, hackers, and overseas cyber threats becomes clear. This is particularly true given the "digital nature" of today's information, which can be easily copied and transported without the right protections in place.
Topics to be covered include:
- Best practices for protecting trade secrets.
- Protecting your IP in counterparty agreements.
- How to identify and pursue cases of trade secret misappropriation.
- Understanding recent government initiatives on trade secret theft and their limitations
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