John Stone, Partner, DeCotiis, FitzPatrick & Cole to Speak at The Knowledge Group’s The Defend Trade Secrets Act:Trends & Developments in 2018

The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that John Stone, Partner, DeCotiis, FitzPatrick & Cole, LLP will speak at The Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “The Defend Trade Secrets Act: Trends & Developments in 2018.” This event is scheduled for April 17, 2018 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm ET.

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About John A. Stone
John Stone is a partner in DeCotiis’ New Jersey and New York state offices. Mr. Stone’s practice focuses on complex business matters, including trade secret and intellectual property litigation, unfair competition and tortious interference claims, construction and land use disputes, insurance coverage cases, financial litigation and intra-company disputes, and insurance coverage cases.

Mr. Stone received his B.A. from Franklin & Marshall College and his J.D. from the University of Richmond, Virginia, and studied International Law at Cambridge University. Mr. Stone has given Continuing Legal Education seminars on trade secrets, trade dress, and theft-of-ideas, and is co-chair of the ABA’s Trade Secrets Subcommittee, and co-editor of the ABA’s Intellectual Property Newsletter.

About DeCotiis, FitzPatrick & Cole, LLP
DeCotiis, FitzPatrick, Cole & Giblin, LLP is a sixty-plus, full service firm in New Jersey and New York, representing commercial, and public sector clients in a broad range of litigation, transactional, and corporate practice areas.



The Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) is one of the most significant developments in trade secret law. It created a new civil cause of action allowing trade secret owners to sue for misappropriation in federal court under the federal law. While trade secret holders are provided with additional legal mechanisms, they also have an affirmative obligation to inform employees regarding the whistleblower immunity provision.

With the rapidly evolving legal climate, plaintiffs and defendants should closely monitor DTSA trends and developments to keep their clients ahead of the curve in 2018 and beyond.

Join a panel of key thought leaders assembled by The Knowledge Group as they bring the audience to a road beyond the basics of bringing or defending against DTSA claims and as they delve into an in-depth analysis of the current trends and recent court rulings involving trade secrets. Speakers will also provide the audience with practical strategies in bringing out the best in these lawsuits amidst the surge in trade secret litigation.

Key topics include:

• Overview of DTSA
• DTSA Litigation: Recent Trends & Developments
• Notable Court Rulings
• Best Litigation Strategies
• Outlook in 2018 and Beyond

About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
The Knowledge Group was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register for an event, please visit: