Convener: Dr. Neil Wilkof, Partner, Dr. Eyal Bressler, Israel,
Monday, April 30, 12:15 pm -1:30 pm
The increased activity in legislation of trade secrets in the US and EU serves to highlight the heightened interest in the area, which can only be expected to continue. This session will consider the extent of the diversity that still characterizes trade secret protection as well as provide suggestions on how to better navigate through this legal labyrinth. Interesting global angles will be discussed, such as the nature of trade secret protection in the US, where the long legal tradition of protection at the state, intersects with the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016, the EU Trade Secrets Directive, which attempts to provide a structure for trade secret protection across the EU, the UK position in light of Brexit, and the best ways to handle trade secrets in transactions and due diligence.
- Emily Michiko Morris – Visiting Professor and Director of the LL.M. Program at the University of Maine School of Law, and Eastern Scholar at the Shanghai University of Political Science and Law
- Karen Elburg, Partner, Herzog, Fox & Neeman, Israel
- Neil Wilkof, Partner, Dr. Eyal Bressler, Israel
- Roland Mallinson, Partner, Taylor Wessing in London