Trade Secrets Law Bill Before the FL Legislature

Please see the attached a bill, and analysis, directed towards repealing all public record exemptions for trade secrets in current law, all associated processes for designating a trade secret, and all references to trade secrets contained in definitions for proprietary business information.  The House bill has had one hearing in the House, but the Senate bill has not been heard.

Please review and provide me your initial thoughts on this bill.  Also, in view of this bill, if the sentiment is this will result in bad law, we will need volunteers to prepare a white paper.  Any volunteers?

Thanks, Terry M. Sanks 

Intellectual Property Committee Meeting January 18, 2018 Updated Agenda Attached

Intellectual Property Committee
Next meeting, Thursday, January 18, 2018
9:30 a.m.

The next IP committee meeting will be held on Thursday, January 18, 2018 from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. during the Business Law Section’s Annual Winter Meeting.

This is a meeting you will not want to miss, as the committee will be hosting a panel entitled “The Inaugural IP Certification Committee Presents: The Inevitable Disclosure Doctrine and Other Mildly Interesting IP Topics” with James Gale of Cozen O’Connor and Don Conwell of Conwell Business Law.

For those who can’t attend in person, the call-in info for the committee meeting (and roundtable) is:
Dial-in Number: 1-888-376-5050 <> / PIN: 8670236698.

See below for a link to the Updated Agenda for Thursday’s meeting

2018 Winter Meeting – IP Commitee Agenda-2

Intellectual Property Committee Meeting January 18, 2018 Agenda and Minutes attached

Intellectual Property Committee
Next meeting, Thursday, January 18, 2018
9:30 a.m.

The next IP committee meeting will be held on Thursday, January 18, 2018 from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. during the Business Law Section’s Annual Winter Meeting.

This is a meeting you will not want to miss, as the committee will be hosting a panel entitled “The Inaugural IP Certification Committee Presents: The Inevitable Disclosure Doctrine and Other Mildly Interesting IP Topics” with James Gale of Cozen O’Connor and Don Conwell of Conwell Business Law.

For those who can’t attend in person, the call-in info for the committee meeting (and roundtable) is:
Dial-in Number: 1-888-376-5050 <> / PIN: 8670236698.

See below for a link to the Agenda for Thursday’s meeting and for the minutes from the last IP Committee Meeting.
IP Committee Meeting Minutes 10.5.17

2018 Winter Meeting – IP Commitee Agenda

 

Intellectual Property Committee Meeting Thursday, January 18, 2018

Intellectual Property Committee
Next meeting, Thursday, January 18, 2018
9:30 a.m.

The next IP committee meeting will be held on Thursday, January 18, 2018 from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. during the Business Law Section’s Annual Winter Meeting.

This is a meeting you will not want to miss, as the committee will be hosting a panel entitled “The Inaugural IP Certification Committee Presents: The Inevitable Disclosure Doctrine and Other Mildly Interesting IP Topics” with James Gale of Cozen O’Connor and Don Conwell of Conwell Business Law.

For those who can’t attend in person, the call-in info for the committee meeting (and roundtable) is:
Dial-in Number: 1-888-376-5050 <> / PIN: 8670236698.

Agenda for IP Committee Meeting this Saturday at 9:30 am

The next IP committee meeting will be thus Saturday, September 2 from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. during the Business Law Section’s Annual Labor Day Retreat.  Here is a link to download the agenda:  2017 Labor Day Retreat – IP Commitee Agenda

For those who can’t attend in person, the call-in info for the committee meeting (and roundtable) is:

Dial-in Number: 1-888-376-5050 / PIN: 8670236698.

This is a meeting you will not want to miss, as the committee will be hosting a Federal Judicial CLE Q&A with Judges Donald M. Middlebrooks and Judge William Matthewman, both from the Southern District of Florida, about litigating IP cases.  Judge Middlebrooks is a U.S. District Court Judge and Judge Matthewman is a U.S. Magistrate Judge.

Here are the minutes from the Annual Meeting:  2017 Annual Meeting

We hope to see you there.

 

9th Annual Symposium Steering Committee Kickoff Meeting – next Monday (8/7/2017) at 3:00 pm

All,

It’s time to start preparing for the 9th Annual IP Symposium

Joining the Steering Committee is a great way to get more involved in the section, meet other IP attorneys, and, provided you qualify as an active member through meeting attendance and task completion, you can qualify for a complimentary registration for the Symposium.

The first call-in meeting is next Monday August 7, 2016 at 3 PM. All who want to volunteer and participate are welcome to attend!

The call-in information is as follows:

Dial In – (641) 715-3580
Access Code: 711739

The first order of business will be to select a date for the Symposium, taking into account conflicting events, such as school Spring Break schedules, other IP bar events, and holidays. In light of the currently known conflicting events, we are considering either March 8-9 or April 12-13.  A calendar of all conflicting events can be found here:  https://calendar.google.com/calendar/b/2/render#main_7%7Cmonth-3+24705+24741+24705

After the kickoff meeting, the Steering Committee will meet by phone every other Tuesday at 2:00 p.m.

I look forward to your participation and insight!

Jim Matulis / [email protected]