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.
Focus on Trade Secrets Video Series
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.
|Episode 9 (March 20): When to Patent and When to Maintain as Trade Secret
Presenters: Bradford Newman, Kevin O’Brien and Sara Pitt
|Episode 8 (March 12): Avoiding the Entity List: Rise of Trade Secrets Enforcement Risk through US Export Controls
Presenters: Bradford Newman, Alexandre Lamy, Jessica Nall and Christine Streatfeild
|Episode 7 (March 5): Discovery in Trade Secrets Cases
Presenters: Bradford Newman, Michael Brewer and Mark Goodman
|Episode 6 (January 8): Key Considerations in Parallel Criminal and Civil Trade Secrets Cases
Presenters: Bradford Newman, Jessica Nall and Christine Streatfeild
|Episode 5 (November 6): Snap Removal in Trade Secret Cases
Presenters: Bradford Newman, Allen Al-Haj and Mark Ratway
|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 Newman, Anne Kelts Assayag and Colton Long
|.||Episode 3 (September 11): DOJ’s China Initiative —
Insights on Trade Secrets Criminal Liability
Presenters: Bradford Newman, Jessica Nall, Christine Streatfeild and Katelyn Sprague
|.||Episode 2 (August 6): Employee Non-Solicitation Clauses
in California: Quickly Clearing up the Confusion
Presenters: Bradford Newman, Michael Brewer and Mark Taylor
|.||Episode 1 (July 6): Using Ex Parte Seizure Orders to
Protect Trade Secrets
Presenters: Kevin O’Brien and Jennifer Semko
Trade Secrets Webinar Series
Listen on-demand to our monthly Trade Secrets webinar series. This hour-long presentation, led by members of our North America Trade Secrets Practice and featuring other subject-matter experts, offers specific guidance to assist companies as they continue to navigate through complex and ever-evolving data protection issues.
|.||October 2020: When Trade Secret Theft Is a Crime
Presenters: Bradford Newman, Jessica Nall, Katie Wawrzyniak (U.S. Attorney’s Office, Northern District of California), Special Agent Adelaida Hernandez (Federal Bureau of Investigation)
|.||September 2020: How to Protect Trade Secrets Through Optimized Licensing Agreements
Presenters: Kevin O’Brien, Christine Streatfeild, Anne Kelts Assayag
|.||June 2020: Filling Data Protection Gaps in the New Working Environment
Presenters: William Dugan, John Murphy, Donna Williams
|May 2020: Protecting Trade Secrets in the Rapid Remote World: 10 Specific Steps to Take Now
Presenters: Bradford Newman, Jennifer Semko, Christine Streatfeild
New Risks as COVID-19 Forces Rapid Technology Adoption
Corporate Compliance Insights, January 21, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has created urgency for organizations to ramp up digital adoption, but as they pivot entire service lines, digitalize operations and automate processes, they create unintended compliance risks. Baker McKenzie partner Jessica Nall explains.
Using AI to Make Hiring Decisions? Prepare for EEOC Scrutiny
Bloomberg Law, January 15, 2021
Ten senators have written to the EEOC asking it to use its power to investigate and take enforcement action against vendors who create — and companies that utilize — discriminatory hiring algorithms. Baker McKenzie partner Bradford Newman explains what steps companies should take to prepare.
Nine Steps Cannabis Companies Can Take to Protect Trade Secrets
Bloomberg Law, December 15, 2020
Given less uncertainty about federal-level protections in the cannabis industry, cannabis companies should home in on protecting their trade secrets. Baker McKenzie attorneys Christine Streatfeild, William Dugan and Colton Long offer nine steps to protect intellectual property assets and preserve or enhance enterprise value.
5 Steps Every Company Should Take to Avoid Data Theft Risk
Dark Reading, November 12, 2020
The accelerated shift to remote workforces resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic has exasperated the challenge of protecting corporate data and intellectual capital. It has never been easier for employees to compromise their employers’ systems. Absent protocols designed for remote workforces, many companies are scrambling to keep tabs on the whereabouts of their property and IP. Bradford Newman outlines steps to mitigate the risk of data theft.
Societal Upheaval during the COVID-19 Pandemic Underscores Need for New AI Data Regulations
Tech Crunch, July 10, 2020
As a long-time proponent of AI regulation that is designed to protect public health and safety while also promoting innovation, Bradford Newman expresses his belief that Congress must not delay in enacting, on a bipartisan basis, Section 102(b) of The Artificial Intelligence Data Protection Act. Newman proposed this legislation, which is now a House of Representatives Discussion Draft Bill. In this article, he outlines how guardrails in the form of Section 102(b)’s ethical AI legislation are necessary to maintain the dignity of the individual.
Bradford Newman, Chair of North America Trade Secrets Practice – Interview Series
Unite.AI, June 5, 2020
Bradford Newman specializes in matters related to trade secrets and artificial intelligence. He is the chair of the AI Subcommittee of the ABA. Recognized by the Daily Journal in 2019 as one of the Top 20 AI attorneys in California, Bradford has been instrumental in proposing federal AI workplace and IP legislation that in 2018 was turned into a United States House of Representatives Discussion Draft bill. He has also developed AI oversight and corporate governance best practices designed to ensure algorithmic fairness.