Trade Secrets Law
This course will provide students with an introduction to a specific discipline of Intellectual Property Law that has experienced spectacular growth with the advances in digital technology and the proliferation of technological entrepreneurism. The course will provide students with an understanding of what trade secrets are and why they are crucial to a business enterprise. Students will gain some practical experience in how trade secrets are protected and managed in order to facilitate their understanding of the concept of misappropriation of trade secrets. Finally, the course will allow students to become familiar with trade secret litigation (tactics and defenses), remedies for misappropriation of trade secrets, and the criminal consequences of trade secret misappropriation. The course will use a problem/case-study approach in dealing with the basics of trade secret law and the legal issues arising from the misappropriation of trade secrets. This course stresses the practical aspects of trade secret law by giving students the opportunity to produce meaningful deliverables in the same manner as they would as a junior associate in a law firm.