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John A. Stone, Partner, DeCotiis, FitzPatrick, Cole & Giblin, LLP to Speak at the Knowledge Groupís Event


New York, NY, August 15, 2017 --(PR.com)-- The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that John A. Stone, Partner, DeCotiis, FitzPatrick, Cole & Giblin, LLP will speak at the Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “Understanding and Exploring the DTSA LIVE Webcast.” This event is scheduled for Thursday, September 7, 2017 @ 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM (ET).

For further details, please visit: https://www.theknowledgegroup.org/webcasts/legal/intellectual-property-law/immunity-provisions-of-the-dtsa

About John A. Stone

John Stone is a partner in DeCotiis’ New Jersey and New York state offices. Mr. Stone’s practice focuses on complex business matters, including trade secret and intellectual property litigation, unfair competition and tortious interference claims, construction and land use disputes, insurance coverage cases, financial litigation and intra-company disputes, and insurance coverage cases.

Mr. Stone received his B.A. from Franklin & Marshall College, his J.D. from the University of Richmond, Virginia, and studied International Law at Cambridge University. Mr. Stone has given Continuing Legal Education seminars on trade secrets, trade dress, and theft-of-ideas, and is co-chair of the ABA’s Trade Secrets Subcommittee, and co-editor of the ABA’s Intellectual Property Newsletter.

About DeCotiis, FitzPatrick, Cole & Giblin, LLP

DeCotiis, FitzPatrick, Cole & Giblin, LLP is a sixty-plus, full service firm in New Jersey and New York, representing private commercial, and public sector clients.

Event Synopsis:

The Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 establishes federal jurisdiction over trade secret theft and creates a federal cause of action for trade secret misappropriation. It affords damages and injunctive relief and further allows an aggrieved party to obtain an ex parte seizure of property necessary to prevent the propagation or dissemination of a trade secret. However, the law also provides immunity for certain disclosures, such as in a court filing under seal or to a government official for the purpose of reporting a suspected violation of law. Notice of the immunity provisions must be included in any contract or agreement with an employee that governs the use of a trade secret or other confidential information.

Drafting notification clauses to be included in employment contracts and independent-contractor agreements, and reviewing other measures by which employers, can ward off challenges to the documents’ sufficiency.

In this live webcast a team of thought leaders, professionals and practitioners assembled by The Knowledge Group will help the audience understand and explore the Immunity Provisions of the DTSA. Speakers will also provide their expert thoughts and opinions concerning this significant topic.

Key Topics

DTSA Overview
Federal/state jurisdiction
Damages and attorneys’ fees
Injunctive Relief
Ex parte seizure
Immunity Provisions
Notification Procedures
Employee Contracts
Contractor Agreements

About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Group was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register for an event, please visit: http://theknowledgegroup.org/
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The Knowledge Group
Thomas LaPointe, Jr., Executive Director
646-844-0200
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Therese Lumbao, Director
Account Management & Member Services
tlumbao@knowledgecongress.org

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