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Another Big Year in Trade Secret and Non-Compete Law: A Recap of Major Decisions, Legislation and Trends in Ohio and Nationally in 2012

by John Marsh 1. December 2012 09:00

For those members of the Ohio Bar, I will be presenting "Another Big Year in Trade Secret and Non-Compete Law: A Recap of Major Decisions, Legislation and Trends in Ohio and Nationally in 2012" on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 1 p.m. at the Ohio State Bar Association's office in Columbus.

I will be covering the following major developments from the past year:

•Developments under the Economic Espionage Act, including the pending Trade Secrets Clarification Act, the proposed civil amendment, and major decisions including U.S. v. Aleynikov and U.S. v. Jin
•Discussion of major covenant not to compete and trade secret decisions in the U.S. and in Ohio, including American Chemical Society v. Leadscope, Acordia of Ohio v. Fishel, and DuPont v. Kolon
•Steps for minimizing drafting issues and increasing safeguards to protect trade secrets
•The evolving interplay between trade secrets and patents as a result of the America Invents Act
•Developments under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, including analysis of U.S. v. Nosal and WEC Carolina v. Miller

This is approved for one (1) general hour for CLE and you can register for the presentation here; you can also participate over the Internet if you can't make it to Columbus. 

I have always enjoyed speaking before the OSBA and found that the audiences have been among the more lively and engaged, so I am looking forward to Wednesday.  Hope you can join me!

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About John Marsh

John Marsh Hahn Law AttorneyI’m a Columbus, Ohio-based attorney with a national legal practice in trade secret, non-compete, and emergency litigation. Thanks for visiting my blog. I invite you to join in the conversations here by leaving a comment or sending me an email at


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