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Baker McKenzie’s North America Trade Secrets Practice is a true cross-disciplinary team of industry ranked and recognized intellectual property, employment, tech transaction, litigation and trial attorneys exclusively dedicated to helping clients identify, protect, prosecute and defend their most valuable, complex and market-differentiating trade secrets throughout the US, Canada, Mexico and globally.

Listen on-demand to our Focus on Trade Secrets video discussion hosted regularly by our North America Trade Secrets Practice. During each discussion, our attorneys cover hot topics, trends and legal developments in the trade secrets area, both from a domestic and international perspective, addressing issues and offering practical tips and best practices that will help you identify, protect, prosecute and defend your trade secrets.

 Recording Episode 5 (November 6): Snap Removal in Trade Secret Cases
Presenters: Bradford NewmanAllen Al-HajMark Ratway
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 Recording Episode 4 (October 14): Does Inclusion of ‘Ideas’ and
‘Know-how’ in Confidential Information and
Invention Assignment Agreements Constitute
an Unenforceable Non-compete under California Law?

Presenters: Bradford NewmanAnne Kelts Assayag and Colton Long
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Recording  . Episode 3 (September 11): DOJ’s China Initiative —
Insights on Trade Secrets Criminal Liability

Presenters: Bradford NewmanJessica NallChristine Streatfeild and Katelyn Sprague
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Recording  . Episode 2 (August 6): Employee Non-Solicitation Clauses
in California: Quickly Clearing up the Confusion

Presenters: Bradford NewmanMichael Brewer and Mark Taylor
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Recording  . Episode 1 (July 6): Using Ex Parte Seizure Orders to
Protect Trade Secrets

Presenters: Kevin O’Brien and Jennifer Semko
Author

Bradford Newman is a litigation partner resident in Baker McKenzie's Palo Alto Office and Chair of the North America Trade Secrets Practice. According to Chambers USA, Brad is a "recognized authority on trade secrets cases" who "is valued for his tenacious, intelligent and thoughtful approach to trade secrets matters." Bradford regularly serves as lead trial counsel in cases with potential eight and nine-figure liability, and has successfully litigated (both prosecuting and defending) a broad spectrum of trade secrets cases in state and federal courts throughout the country. He routinely advises and represents the world's leading technology, banking, professional service, manufacturing and commerce companies in connection with their most significant data protection and trade secret matters. Bradford is the author of Protecting Intellectual Property in the Age of Employee Mobility: Forms and Analysis, a comprehensive treatise published by ALM that offers authoritative guidance on legal risks and practical steps companies can take to protect their IP and remedy IP theft.

Author

George Avraam practices trial and appellate litigation. The Law Society of Ontario has designated George as a specialist in civil litigation. He is a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, has been ranked in Chambers Global and Chambers Canada and Ontario (Band 2), has been recommended as a leading lawyer in Legal 500 for Labour and Employment, and has been recommended as a leading employment lawyer in Lexpert. George is also the Chair of the North America Employment and Compensation Law Practice Group and a member of the Global Employment and Compensation Law Practice Group’s Steering Committee.

Author

Kevin O'Brien is a partner in Washington, DC and former Chair of the North America Intellectual Property Practice Group. Mr. O'Brien has served as Co-Chair of the Patent Litigation Committee of the Federal Circuit Bar Association and has taught a course on Trade and Competition at Johns Hopkins University. He is currently Chair of the Trade Secrets Business Unit of the Global IPTech Group. He has more than 30 years of experience practicing in the areas of intellectual property and international trade law, with an emphasis on counseling and enforcement. Mr. O'Brien has been recognized as a leading lawyer by Chambers USA (District of Columbia) and has been selected as one of the "best lawyers" for IP law in Best Lawyers in America and in the Legal 500.