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Defend Trade Secrets Act: What Lawyers Need to Know

(554 reviews)

Produced on November 18, 2016

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$ 59 Intellectual Property, Business, Corporate, & Securities, and Copyright In Stock

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Course Description

The Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA) creates, for the first time, a general civil cause of action for trade secret misappropriation under federal law. Notable features include authorization for ex parte seizure of property, immunity for whistleblowers, and special protections for plaintiffs and defendants. In this presentation, Maxwell Goss of Rossman Saxe P.C. analyzes the key provisions of the DTSA and offer guidance for counseling clients and litigating trade secret claims under the DTSA. The presentation will benefit all lawyers, particularly those practicing business, intellectual property, employment, and restrictive covenant law and litigation.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the key provisions of the DTSA
  2. Learn the standards for ex parte seizure under the DTSA
  3. Learn the protections for whistleblowers under the DTSA
  4. Examine the DTSA’s relationship to other trade secret laws
  5. Assess the impact of the DTSA on businesses and individuals


Maxwell J. Goss

Rossman Saxe P.C.

Max Goss counsels individuals and businesses and provides representation in all stages of federal and state court litigation. Max is licensed to practice in Michigan and Texas.

Max practices general business and complex commercial litigation, with particular emphasis on trade secrets and noncompetition law, patent and trademark infringement, and shareholder and member oppression. Max’s broad experience also includes antitrust, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, real property, employment, and breach of contract matters.

During law school, Max served as the Executive Articles Editor of The Notre Dame Law Review and interned for the Honorable Xavier Rodriguez of the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas. Prior to law school, Max earned a doctorate in philosophy and taught logic and ethics at several universities.

Max earned a J.D., cum laude, from Notre Dame Law School. He received a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Texas and a B.A. from Western Michigan University, where he was a presidential scholar. 


michael w.

excellent presentation. Well done materials

William C.

Outstanding presentation.

Thomas T.

Thank you

Celeste M.

This was an excellent presentation with excellent course materials.

William B.

Max was very good.

Neil O.

I enjoyed this course and found it quite informative. The presentation was extremely well organized, included the optimal amount of detail in the available time, and included absolutely no hand-waving or other wastes of time. I especially appreciated the instructor's effort in comparing and contrasting analogous features of state law.

Allan S.

good program

Marvin R.

A follow up section on drafting restrictive covenants/NDAs in light of the new requirements would likely be beneficial.

Brook M.

Good and informative.

Josh N.


Ra'Shaun K.

Great Program!

Frank E.

Good course -- succinct and informative

Steven F.

Good overview and introduction.

Eva A.


John D.

The information was very detailed and the presenter provided good explanation.

Melissa B.

Nice presentation

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