LEGAL TECH: Non-Compete and Confidentiality Agreements in a High-Tech World

Posted 1/21/14
Event Date
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Event Location
Rhode Island Foundation
1 Union Station
Providence, RI
Contact
Chelsea Shaw,
cshaw@tech-collectiv
e.org
Additional Info
8:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Non-compete and confidentiality agreements are often used to protect confidentiality of intellectual property where others might gain a competitive advantage by exploiting a company’s proprietary business information such as customer/client lists, business practices, cost structure, products under development, and/or marketing plans.

Whether you are negotiating your own non-compete and confidentiality agreements with a new company or protecting your business by entering such agreements with your employees, learn what to look for in a legally binding agreement such as reasonable limitations, geographical reach and time period. Learn what legitimate business interests support the enforcement of such agreements, and when agreements go too far.

Join attorney Stacey Nakasian, a partner in Duffy & Sweeney's Intellectual Property & Technology Law practice, to examine these issues with a focus on the technology sector and the interconnected issue of work-for-hire agreements.

Speaker Bio: Stacey Nakasian has over twenty years of experience litigating complex commercial issues and crafting litigation strategies tailored to clients’ business objectives. She has prevailed in a wide range of cases, including intellectual property lawsuits, non-compete claims, fiduciary liability cases, insurance coverage disputes, and shareholder disputes.

About The LEGAL TECH 2013 Series: It’s a regulated world out there, especially at the intersection of IT and the law. Don’t go it alone. This series of breakfast seminars, sponsored with the law firm of Duffy & Sweeney, is designed to address the most compelling legal issues that impact technology. Moderated by Chuck Schmidt, a partner in the Intellectual Property & Technology Law practice, the seminars offer big-picture insight and best-practices.

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