On Wednesday, November 14, 2017, Washington and Lee law professor Christopher Seaman presented a new paper entitled The DTSA at One: An Empirical Study of the First Year of Litigation under the Defend Trade Secrets Act (forthcoming in the Wake Forest Law Review in spring 2018) with co-author David S. Levine at the IP Statistics for Decision Makers (IPSDM) 2017 conference in Mexico City, Mexico.
IPSDM 2017 brings together academics and policy makers from governmental and non-profit organizations “to discuss how intellectual property data, statistics, and analysis are used and can be used to inform decision-makers in both the public and private sectors and to identify key information needs and possible shortcomings.” IPSDM 2017 is co-sponsored by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO), the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (IMPI), and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). All papers were selected by a panel of distinguished IP experts, including professors from MIT, Boston University, Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Colorado, the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, the London School of Economics, the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, and the University of Toronto.
The US #DTSA law against foreign #cyber-theft of trade #secrets is one year old; only 6% of cases cite foreigners says Levine @elonuniversity & @cbseaman @wlunews #IPSDM pic.twitter.com/ZXhuYReWIY
— Ben Mitra-Kahn (@BenMitraKahn) November 14, 2017