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With continued rapid technological developments, employee mobility, and the introduction of social media and cloud computing, trade secret issues are growing exponentially in the United States. Companies need to be prepared for investigations and litigation involving trade secret across the world, but especially within the United States. In this presentation, we will talk about trade secrets, restrictive covenants and non-compete agreements in the U.S., including recent trends in litigation and the recently enacted Defend Trade Secrets Act.

China has developed a complicated set of laws including civil, administrative and criminal ones to protect trade secrets. But enforcement of such laws is not straightforward. Compared with trademarks and patents, it is more difficult to protect trade secrets in China. Despite the difficulties, it is still possible to protect trade secrets. In this presentation, we will talk about the legal landscape, trade secrets and risks, non-compete agreements and some tips for protecting trade secrets in China.

Session Key Points:

  • The US Landscape
  • The US Legal System
  • Trade Secrets
  • Restrictive Covenants and Non-Compete Agreements
  • Risks -Trade Secrets
  • How to Protect Your Trade Secrets in China
  • The Legal Landscape
  • Trade Secrets and Risks
  • Non-Compete Agreements and Confidentiality Agreements
  • Tips for Protecting Trade Secrets in China


1:45 PM

2:15 PM

Registration & Networking

2:15 PM

5:15 PM


5:15 PM

5:45 PM

Q&A and Networking



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