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Date(s) - Wed 06/07/2017
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Fenwick West LLP

Although the Defend Trade Secrets Act (“DTSA”) was passed, in part, due to concerns of lack of uniformity in state trade secret law, neither the terms of DTSA, nor its legislative history, indicates how federal courts are to create such uniform federal trade secret law under DTSA.  Please join us for the June luncheon where Patrick Huston, principal in The Huston Law Firm, and author of one of the most extensive treatises on trade secret law, will discuss what you need to know about winning a trade secrets case under DTSA and how the application of 35 years of state trade secret cases decided according to the Uniform Trade Secrets Act (“UTSA”) can give predictability in DTSA cases.  Whether you litigate trades secret cases, or handle transactional matters involving trade secrets, Patrick’s presentation promises to share invaluable insights on the direction of federal trade secret law.


Patrick Huston graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with High Honors, and was admitted to Phi Beta Kappa.  He went on to graduate from Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago.  Since then, he has litigated business and trade secret cases with several distinguished law firms, including the international firm of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius. In 2016, Juris Publishing published Patrick’s 4000 page, 650 case treatise, on trade secret litigation law under the Uniform Trade Secrets Act (“UTSA”).  The treatise organizes, analyzes, and synthesizes, all of the 48 UTSA adopting states’ published cases (state and federal), which construe the UTSA as to three important issues in trade secret litigation: (1) Is the information at issue a trade secret under the UTSA? (2) Did the defendant’s actions constitute misappropriation under the UTSA? (3) Is the plaintiff entitled to an injunction, damages, or attorney’s fees under the UTSA?

The treatise is entitled: The Law of Trade Secret Litigation Under the Uniform Trade Secrets Act.

Patrick is a principal in The Huston Law Firm, in San Diego, California, where he serves as a trade secret litigation consultant.  He  has lectured frequently on trade secret topics, and has served as the Co-Chair of the Intellectual Property Section of the San Diego County Bar Association.


Date:  Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Time:  12:00 pm-1:15 pm

Place:  Fenwick West LLP, 555 California Street, 12th Floor, SF, CA 94104

Price and Registration:

Ticket Type Price (Before Ticketing Fees)
In-Person In-House Counsel Free
In-Person SFIPLA Member (Law Firm) $35
In-Person Non-Member $40
Student $10

Click here to register and pay on-line, or mail your RSVP, desired ticket type, and check made payable to SFIPLA to us at the address on our contact page.


Thank you to our sponsor, Fenwick West LLP, for hosting this meeting.

The San Francisco Intellectual Property Law Association is an approved provider of California MCLE credit, and certifies that the above activity meets the requirements for one hour of participatory credit.