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Webinar: California’s Expanded Non-Compete Ban – SB 699 / AB 1076, and Related Trade Secret / IP Issues
February 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
1 Participatory MCLE Credits
Presented by the Business Law Section and the Intellectual Property Law Section.
This program focuses on California’s expanded ban on non-compete agreements in two recently enacted laws – SB 699 and AB 1076 – which became effective on January 1, 2024.
Among other things, the new laws create substantial additional remedies for enforcing California’s general ban on non-compete agreements, and require companies to issue individualized written notices where applicable by February 14, 2024. Companies should expeditiously review their Proprietary Information and Inventions Assignment Agreements (PIIAAs) and other agreements and policies to confirm compliance with these new laws and that the company’s proprietary IP and trade secrets are well protected. After this webinar, attendees should have a good understanding of the evolution of California’s general non-compete ban, the substantial additional obligations and remedies that the new laws impose, and related IP / trade secret considerations. The key audience for this webinar would be business law attorneys and IP attorneys looking to learn more about California non-competition issues.
Speakers: Michael N. Westheimer and John Pavolotsky
Michael Westheimer serves as employment counsel and litigator in Ogletree Deakins’ San Francisco office. Michael provides legal advice and counsel and represents companies – ranging from start-ups to multinationals, on a wide range of workforce management issues, including protection of proprietary information and trade secrets, and compliance with myriad federal, state and local employment laws, and resolution of related disputes. Michael is a member of the IP and Labor & Employment Law sections of the California Lawyers Association.
John Pavolotsky practices in Stoel Rives’ Technology & Intellectual Property group, where he focuses on data privacy, security matters, complex technology transactions. On privacy and security matters, John advises a broad range of clients on general compliance, use of new(er) technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), data incidents, and breach response. On technology transactions matters, John assists clients with technology licensing, collaboration and joint development agreements, and cloud (XaaS) services agreements, among others. In addition, John advises clients in privacy, security, and intellectual property matters in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) transactions. John is the Chair of the IP Section of the California Lawyers Association.
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