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Fall 2020
5232 Trade Secrets - BEEBE- 26464

Professor(s): James Beebe (ADJUNCT)

Credits: 2

Course Areas: Intellectual Property and Information Law 
Business and Commercial Law

Time: 5:30p-7:30p  W  Location:  

Course Outline: : In 2016, trade secret law became more important when the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) became federal law. This course studies the doctrine surrounding trade secrets – secret information that gives a company a competitive advantage. It examines ways in which an organization can identify and protect trade secret rights, as well as methods for enforcing those rights in court and otherwise focused predominantly on the trade secret misappropriation through an in-depth discussion of various provisions of the Uniform Trade Secret Act (state law), the DTSA (federal law), the Economic Espionage Act (federal law), and relevant case law. The course also examines issues related to employment (training, policy, hiring, firing), non-disclosure agreements, the relationship between trade secret law and unfair competition, and implied obligations concerning the use of confidential information. Most commercial litigators regularly have trade secret causes of action, so trade secret law is important for both the IP-litigator and the general litigator alike. It is also important for the transactional attorney, particularly as it relates to compliance and data protection.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Notes: DistanceEd   The instructor for this course has expressed a preference to operate the course as distance education. This means no physical classroom is assigned for this course. This also most likely means synchronous internet videoconferencing class sessions during the day(s) and time(s) when the course is scheduled to meet. However, other, more flexible modalities are possible, such as not using some of the scheduled class sessions to meet but instead supplementing with asynchronous distance education techniques. More details should be made available from the instructor via their syllabus or via other means as the start of the semester nears.

This is an LL.M class, and JD students may register, if space is available.

Prerequisites:  None

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Final Exam Schedule: 12/16 6-8pm      

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Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: No

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA 306:

Pass-Fail Student Election: Available

Course Materials (7/27/2020 1:44:22 PM)

No book required for this course