Employee Mobility and Trade Secrets: The Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016

(303 Ratings)

Produced on: October 24, 2017

Course Format On Demand Audio

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Course Description

Time 61 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

The Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA) authorizes a civil action in federal court for the misappropriation of trade secrets that is related to a product or service used  in, or intended for use in, interstate or foreign commerce. Previously, trade secret claims were under state law, and 48 states had adopted some version of the Uniform Trade Secrets Act (UTSA). New York and Massachusetts, the only two states that have yet to adopt a version of the UTSA, provide civil remedies under the common law for trade secret misappropriation.

Join Fitzpatrick Cella partner and experienced IP litigator Christopher Loh as he addresses the changes introduced by the new law, as well as what employers need to know for trade secret litigation in light of this new rule.

Learning Objectives:  
  1. Understand provisions unique to the DTSA  

  2. Identify what employers need to know regarding trade secret litigation moving forward under this new rule

  3. Develop strategies in trade secret litigation in light of the DTSA


Christopher E. Loh

Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto

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.


Christopher R. C.

Excellent program.

Linda W.

Christopher Loh is extremely knowledgeable, and the pace of this program was good. I would highly recommend.

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Lois S.

Well presented and relevant to in house counsel.

Haseeb Q.

Very thorough, very well prepared. Presented very well. Really enjoyed this.

Won-Suk C.

Good course

Charilyn C.

Clear and concise presentation of complicated materials, making it possible for a non-expert to comprehend the details of trade secrets. The written materials are especially useful with their graphics and highlights for retention of the concepts and aspects of governing law.

John D.

Excellent run down of key substantive matter.

Daniel R.

Good job!

Leonard C. M.

Very good presentation.

Celeste M.

Both the presentation and the materials were excellent.

Kathleen P.

Thank you. Helpful presentation.

Lisa K.

Good presenter. Clear and to the point.

Earl B.

very current info

Louis D.

Very detailed information for anyone interested in DTSA.

Richard C.

excellent speaker

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