In House Counsel Guide to Trade Secrets (2017)

(155 Ratings)

Produced on: June 27, 2017

Course Format On Demand Audio

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Course Description

Time 61 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

Trade secrets often represent the heart of a business, and knowing how to protect them is essential for in-house counsel.

This course, presented by Randy M. Friedberg, a partner with White and Williams, LLP, takes a tour through the maze of state trade secret laws, as well as the federal Defend Trade Secrets Act recently enacted in 2016. The lecture will provide an overview of U.S. trade secret law, focusing on requirements for protection, proper and improper means of acquiring trade secrets, and protection of trade secrets.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Review the elements of trade secret law
  2. Understand misappropriation of trade secrets
  3. Discuss ways to protect trade secrets (e.g., contracts)
  4. Summarize trade secret litigation and remedies for misappropriation


Faculty

Randy Friedberg

White and Williams, LLP

Randy Friedberg has 25 years of experience in counseling clients, with particular focus on the protection, licensing and enforcement of intellectual property rights. His practice encompasses trademark and copyright law, unfair competition, trade secrets, advertising law, internet law and entertainment law, as well as general corporate and litigation matters.

Randy represents clients in a variety of industries, including consumer goods and services, computer software and hardware, pharmaceutical and biomedical products, media and entertainment. He also represents the energy and financial services sectors for corporate work and litigation before an array of state and federal courts, in the United States Patent and Trademark Office and before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. 

Randy’s experience has led to him to become a source for the news media.  He has been quoted in a variety of different publications in the area of IP law.  He is also asked to speak and present at business-related events. Randy has also served as a Judge for the Cardozo Entertainment Moot Court Competition.

Randy is the author of “Navigating Intellectual Property Disputes,” an authoritative, insider's perspective on assisting clients with managing IP assets and litigating disputes.  He was on the editorial subcommittee of The Trademark Reporter, a publication of the International Trademark Association.  

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

  • Represented a famous clothing designer in trademark work, a series of licenses and a “bet the company” arbitration
  • General counsel to one of the largest pet toy companies in the country; engaged in trademark, copyright, and patent registration, licensing and litigation, as well as Proposition 65 litigation and general corporate matters
  • Represented a large private label manufacturer and distributor of cosmetics for trademark, copyright, Internet and general commercial matters
  • Represented numerous licensors and licensees in negotiating and drafting significant license agreements in a wide range of industries, including clothing, music, software and cosmetics 

RECOGNITION & INVOLVEMENT

Randy has been selected for inclusion in ”Super Lawyers” in the New York Metro Region in a survey of his peers by Law & Politics magazine for the years 2007 through 2013.

Reviews

WM
Warren M.

One of the best! Very succinct!

SK
Sarah K.

Randy Friedberg is a GREAT instructor. I'm looking for classes that he's teaching...he covers the material, relates it understandably.

MB
Mark B.

Good summary on Trade Secrets

DK
Diana K.

Helpful.

DB
Dan B.

Very clear and concise.

BC
Blake C.

Freidberg is one of your best presenters.

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