Protecting Trade Secrets

This Protecting Trade Secrets compliance training course explains the basic federal and state laws governing trade secrets and provides guidelines for employees on how to protect trade secrets and other confidential information when dealing with co-workers, business associates, and computer technology. Protecting trade secrets is more important than ever today, as companies look for ways to get ahead and stay ahead of the competition. Prudent companies are recognizing the need not only to protect their own confidential business information as trade secrets, but also to guard against the misappropriation of others' trade secrets.

Course syllabus:

  1. What is a "trade secret"?

  2. Overview of trade-secret law

  3. How to protect trade secrets

  4. New hires

  5. Consultants and temporary workers

  6. Departing employees

  7. Customers and suppliers

  8. Joint ventures and acquisitions

  9. Unsolicited ideas

  10. Social networks and cloud computing