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2020 Defend Trade Secrets Act Litigation Update

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Produced on October 20, 2020

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Course Information

Time 1h 4m
Difficulty Intermediate
Topics covered in this course: Intellectual Property Science & Technology

Course Description

It’s been four years since the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA) created a new pathway for parties to sue in federal court for trade secret misappropriation. Over that time, several new developments have arisen under the DTSA, including important case law dealing with the scope of trade secret protection, jurisdiction, damages, and other remedies. Join experienced intellectual property litigator Christopher Loh as he covers these new developments, provides best practices and potential pitfalls when litigating under the DTSA, and teaches lessons based on the past four years of DTSA law on how employers can protect themselves from trade secret misappropriation.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Summarize unique aspects of DTSA and how the DTSA compares to other statutes touching on trade secrets
  2. Update trade secret owners on the latest litigation trends and case law developments under DTSA
  3. Develop strategies in trade secret litigation in light of the DTSA 

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Christopher E. Loh

Venable LLP

Christopher Loh practices complex patent litigation in the areas of pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and chemistry. Over the past fifteen years, he has litigated patent cases involving anti-HIV therapies, anti-hepatitis drugs, antidepressants and statins, including as lead counsel. He has experience arguing before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and has won on behalf of patent owners in inter partes review proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. In addition to his litigation work, Christopher also counsels clients on transactional and patent prosecution issues concerning both small-molecule drugs and biological products such as recombinant antibodies, and advises clients on a range of intellectual property matters including inventorship, trade secrets, and licensing.

Christopher is a frequent author and commentator on intellectual property issues, and has twice won the Burton Award for Legal Achievement in recognition of his exceptional writing. His publications have appeared in Lexology, the National Law Journal, the New York Law Journal, Bloomberg IP and Managing Intellectual Property.

In law school, Christopher served as Notes Editor for the Columbia Business Law Review and also interned at the New York Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, counseling clients on copyright, trademark and artist rights issues.


Ana M.

Very clear, substantive, delivery of the course topic.

Erik G.

Good program. Good summary of key points at the end. Useful information for anyone with a corporate or employment practice.

Christopher A.

Very good for general IP learning too on a subject that is not otherwise often discussed!

John M.

A very good update on the law.

Marcus M.

Effective and interesting presentation--good job.

Joseph D.

Incredibly dense with useful information. Knowledgable presentation. Highest marks!

Brian L.

Very high quality presentation. Thank you.

Eugene V.

He has great command of the subject matter.

michael z.

excellent job

Kenneth H.

Thorough treatment.

Peter C.

Outstanding presentation. Very useful for transactional practitioners to understand the terrain here.

Clifford K.

Very informative

Gary D.

The powerpoint slides were helpful in outlining the damages and statutory language regarding the reprecussions.

Edward C.

Excellent prevention and delivered well.

francisco javier m.

good refresher

Julie C.

Great update. Very helpful.

Lucas M.

Great course, great speaker

George K.

nice course

William B.

Chris was substantive and rigorous.

Gregory L.

Mr. Loh does a good job explaining the important points of complex topics.

Frank E.

Excellent presentation

Scott R.

Thanks! Interesting topic.

Rebecca Z.

Thank you!

Bobby P.

Thank you for an outstanding presentation.

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