This talk will explain how to protect
trade secrets under the Defend Trade Secrets Act (“DTSA”) by satisfying the DTSA
requirement of “tak[ing] reasonable measures to keep . . . information secret,”
including the use of important representations and warranties in business
transaction agreements.This talk will also discuss strategies
for winning DTSA cases, through proving (or disproving) trade secret status, and
misappropriation under the DTSA, by leveraging: (a) The DTSA’s strong policy in
favor of uniformity; and (b) 35 years of case law under the Uniform Trade
Secrets Act (“UTSA”) from the 48 UTSA States.
The Computer and Technology Section Council will
meet at 11:30 a.m., followed by lunch and the CLE at noon.
Patrick Huston graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with High
Honors and was admitted to Phi Beta Kappa. He went on to graduate from
Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago. Since then, he has
litigated business and trade secret cases with several distinguished law firms,
including the international firm of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius.
Juris Publishing recently published Patrick’s 4,000 page treatise, The Law of
Trade Secret Litigation Under the Uniform Trade Secrets Act. The treatise
organizes, analyzes, and synthesizes, all of the 48 UTSA adopting states’
published cases (state and federal), which construe the UTSA as to three issues:
(1) Is the information at issue a trade secret under the UTSA? (2) Did the
defendant’s actions constitute misappropriation under the UTSA? (3) What are the
appropriate remedies for the misappropriation under the UTSA?Patrick is
a principal in The Huston Law Firm, in San Diego, California, where he serves as
a trade secret litigation consultant.
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