Topic: The Current State of Trade Secret Law and how the New Federal Statute Shape the Landscape
Speaker: Boris Zelkind, Partner, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
Date: Thursday, May 19, 6:00 pm
Location: San Diego Marriott Del Mar, 11966 El Camino Real, San Diego

Please join us for an engaging presentation of the recently passed federal trade secrets legislation, the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA), and its impact on trade secret litigation.  The discussion will include a comparative analysis of the state schemes for trade secret protection.  The DTSA will shape IP and litigation strategies going forward and it should become part of every IP practitioner’s vocabulary.

About our Speaker:

Boris Zelkind is a partner in the San Diego office of Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, LLP.  Mr. Zelkind’s practice focuses on intellectual property litigation, including patent infringement, trade secrets, trademark, copyrights and unfair competition cases.

For more than 20 years, Mr. Zelkind has represented clients in federal courts and jury trials throughout the United States and in European patent proceedings.  He has litigated numerous trade secret misappropriation cases and advises clients on best practices for protecting and maintaining trade secrets.  Mr. Zelkind has been on the forefront of the new federal trade secrets legislation.  Mr. Zelkind also has an extensive appellate practice and has presented numerous oral arguments to the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals.

Mr. Zelkind handles matters in a variety of technology areas, including software, medical devices, video compression, telecommunications, commercial diving equipment, solar energy and photovoltaic systems, home automation systems, and cycling technology.  He lectures frequently on intellectual property litigation subjects and is a Lawyer Representative to the United States District Court of Southern District of California.

  • Zelkind has been repeatedly selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® list.
  • Since 2009, he has been selected annually by Super Lawyers® magazine as a top intellectual property litigation attorney in Southern California and San Diego.
  • Zelkind was named to the San Diego Daily Transcript’s “Top Attorney” lists in the area of Intellectual Property Litigation.
  • He is a former President of the San Diego Intellectual Property Law Association and an adjunct Professor of Patent Law at the University of California San Diego Extension.