Protecting trade secret, confidential, and non-public information is a key issue for many employers that takes many forms, including physical and electronic security, confidentiality agreements and restrictive covenants with employees, and steps to minimize IP leakage. While many of these measures apply to all employers, government contractors may be subject to certain rules that in some cases broaden, or in other cases restrict the methods through which contractors can protect their trade secrets and confidential information. For instance, there are specific statutory and regulatory mechanisms for contractors to protect against the release of trade secret information, such as through the Procurement Integrity Act and the Freedom of Information Act. Additionally, there may be special trade secret considerations for government contractors that develop intellectual property in whole, or in part, with government funds under a federal contract.
Join Crowell & Moring attorneys Tom Gies, Andrew Bagley, Christine Hawes, Yuan Zhou, and Jillian Ambrose on April 14th, 2020 at 02:00 p.m. EDT for a webinar discussing trade secret and restrictive covenant issues unique to government contractors as well as best practices.
This webinar is part of Crowell & Moring’s Trade Secrets Webinar Series, a live webinar on the second Tuesday of each month. These webinars will be dedicated to helping companies create best practices around their trade secrets, identify potential weaknesses, and provide them with practical knowledge on how to secure their most valuable information.