June 1, 2016 Brown Bag CLE: What You Need to Know About the Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016

Topic:   What You Need to Know About the Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016

Slides: June 2016 Brown Bag CLE Materials

Speakers: Elizabeth Milesnick and Bruce Rubin of Miller Nash Graham & Dunn

President Obama is expected to sign the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA), an overwhelmingly bipartisan effort to provide a federal law civil claim for misappropriation of trade secrets, passed by Congress at the end of April 2016. Although the bill is based largely on the Uniform Trade Secrets Act that has been enacted, mostly uniformly, in almost all states, including Washington and Oregon, it has key new provisions, including the drastic new remedy of ex parte seizure orders executed without notice to a new employer.

If you represent companies with trade secret data, human resources professionals, or employees with access to sensitive information, you won’t want to miss this presentation.

Speaker bios:

Elizabeth Milesnick is a partner with Miller Nash Graham & Dunn having broad experience in intellectual property matters, including trademark, unfair competition, patent, copyright, and trade secret litigation. She is also experienced in trademark practice before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB). Elizabeth is a past adjunct instructor at the University of Oregon School of Law, teaching Patent Law and Policy, and a frequent lecturer on the intersection between intellectual property and business innovation. Elizabeth has been honored as a fellow in The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation, was recognized in the Portland Business Journal’s “Forty Under 40,” and has been selected for inclusion as a Rising Star in Oregon Super Lawyers magazine since 2009. Elizabeth earned her bachelor’s degree, cum laude, at Dartmouth College before receiving her law degree, magna cum laude, from Boston College School of Law.

Bruce Rubin is a partner with Miller Nash Graham & Dunn, having practiced with the firm for over 40 years. He started the firm’s corporate governance team and represents clients in litigation involving shareholder, trade secrets, covenants against competition, confidentiality agreements, and securities, as well as in other areas of commercial law. Bruce has also successfully briefed and argued numerous appellate cases. Bruce regularly represents the Oregon State Bar on a pro bono basis in prosecuting disciplinary cases and cases enjoining the unauthorized practice of law. In 2009, he received the Oregon State Bar President’s Public Service Award for his many pro bono activities throughout his career. Bruce has a Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review rating of “AV Preeminent,” is listed in Best Lawyers in America for ERISA litigation, commercial litigation, and employment litigation, and has been selected for inclusion as a Super Lawyer in Oregon Super Lawyers magazine. He earned his bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, from Yale University before receiving his law degree from Stanford Law School.

Brown Bag CLE Schedule and Material: Visit the IP Section’s website at https://ip.osbar.org/ for upcoming Brown Bag CLEs and to download materials for this CLE and past presentations. (CLE materials will be uploaded soon after the CLE.)

MCLE Credit: Applying for one (1) general credit from the Oregon State Bar

Date:              June 1, 2016

Time:              12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Where:            The Cleaners @ Ace Hotel Portland

403 SW 10th

Portland, OR 97205

(503) 228-2277