GreenTech: IP Challenges for Green Tech Companies: Developments in Patent Ineligibility And Trade Secret Protection

May 13, 2021 2:00 pm — 3:15 pm

Securing appropriate intellectual property protection is crucial for any innovative green tech company. However, it can be hard to keep up with the constantly evolving, and sometimes unclear, body of intellectual property law. This webinar, presented by IP litigators Deepa Acharya and Sam Stake of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, will highlight recent developments in two rapidly-changing areas of intellectual property law that apply to nearly all types of green technology: patent ineligibility and trade secret protection. First, we will discuss recent Supreme Court and Federal Circuit precedent regarding the patent ineligibility of abstract ideas, as well as how these standards have been applied to the green tech industry in particular. Second, we will discuss recent developments in trade secret law, including involving the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016, and we will discuss lessons from recent trade secret disputes involving green tech companies.

Deepa Acharya , Partner, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan
Sam Stake, Partner, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan

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