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Trade Secrets, Confidentiality, and Social Media

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Produced on October 23, 2018

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Course Information

Time 1h 3m
Difficulty Intermediate
Topics covered in this course: Intellectual Property Patent

Course Description

Join attorney Amy B. Goldsmith for a primer on confidentiality and trade secrets in the age of social media. Confidential information and trade secrets are valuable business assets. Although all trade secrets must be kept confidential, not all confidential information merits trade secret protection. Often, even though businesses are diligent in requiring that their employees sign confidentiality agreements, both sides’ obligations are not well understood, and the value of these business assets may be diminished due to this lack of understanding.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the various types of confidential information
  2. Define trade secrets and explain how they differ from other types of confidential information
  3. Develop best practices for protecting confidential information and trade secrets and for using social media
  4. Discuss the contractual obligations and liabilities of businesses and individual employees
  5. Address hypotheticals that illustrate what happens in the real and virtual worlds
  6. Review recent case law

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Amy Goldsmith

Tarter Krinsky & Drogin LLP

Successful, profitable businesses share certain characteristics: immediately recognizable brands, desirable products or services, and a strategic plan which minimizes legal risks. As co-chair of the Intellectual Property Group at Tarter Krinsky & Drogin, Amy B. Goldsmith partners with clients to provide practical legal advice and connections to grow their businesses. A strategic advisor, she guides clients in all stages of their development from idea conception and protection, to funding, manufacturing and enforcement. Copyrights and patents are an important part of a company’s strategy, and understanding when protection is likely (or not) to be granted is critical in the design process.


Ubeyd R.

Great presentor.

Robert B.

Great. Course!

Ryan B.

Very clear and concise on the topic and legal responsibility required. Informative, but yet enough real life, timely examples to make it very enjoyable.

Vincent P.

Comprehensive and useful presentation. Worth the hour expanded in listening to the presentation.

Harrison O.

Good speaking

Melvin P.

Good breadth of info.

William B.

Amy always does a fine job.

John D.

Good overview of Trade Secret and Confidentiality. Was looking for a little more higher level of Trade Secret and Confidentiality Protocol and Procedures.

antonio s.

Very good presenter.

Victoria E.

Very clear, practical advice on the protection of trade secrets

B.A. S.

Great speaker.

Earl B.

thorough and up to date

Elizabeth W.

Engaging speaker

Anna R.

I really liked the presenter.

Deanna C.

This was an outstanding presentation.

Maho S.

The lecture was very useful. The content is applicable to confidential information control in general.

Shana B.

Very relevant to all legal work. Great update on currently cases and just enough detail but not too much

Robert S.

Excellent program and well presented.

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