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New Episode of Greenberg Traurig’s Trade Secret Law Evolution Podcast Discusses Trade Secret Identification, Consent to Disclosure, and Sufficiency of Evidence

LOS ANGELES – Sept. 11, 2019 – Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP released Episode 6 of the Trade Secret Law Evolution Podcast, titled “What Trade Secret Identification Really Means, Consent to Disclosure, and Sufficiency of Evidence.”

Co-hosted by Greenberg Traurig Shareholder Jordan D. Grotzinger and Associate Kevin J. Cole, Episode 6 explores the following key issues in trade secret law:

  • Trade secret identification involves more than just identifying the alleged trade secret, such as a customer list, algorithm, etc. It also involves supporting the elements of a trade secret, including: that it’s secret; that it’s valuable because it’s secret; and that you take reasonable steps to keep it secret.
  • There can be no misappropriation if the trade secrets owner consents to disclosure. To avoid a dispute, consent should be documented.
  • Trade secret misappropriation can be based on circumstantial evidence if such evidence supports a reasonable inference thereof. However, misappropriation cannot be based on speculative evidence. That meetings took place where trade secrets may have been discussed and a third party developed similar technology probably won’t surpass speculation.

The Trade Secret Law Evolution Podcast is designed to help business leaders, in-house counsel, and entrepreneurs stay current on trade secret law, to help them protect their companies’ most valuable assets. Each episode addresses recent developments in the law and concludes with key takeaways. The podcast is available on the Greenberg Traurig website, as well as on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, and Spotify.

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The Trade Secret Law Evolution Podcast was created by Shareholder Jordan Grotzinger, who co-chairs the Los Angeles Litigation Practice. Grotzinger is a business trial lawyer focusing on trade secret law, consumer class action defense, financial services, and entertainment litigation in federal and state courts. He has tried jury and non-jury cases throughout California and has argued before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the California Court of Appeal.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has approximately 2100 attorneys in 41 locations in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, diversity, and innovation, and is consistently among the largest firms in the U.S. on the Law360 400 and among the Top 20 on the Am Law Global 100. Web: Twitter: @GT_Law.