Professor Seaman Speaks at Annual ABA Intellectual Property Conference

On Thursday, April 7, 2017, Washington and Lee law professor Christopher Seaman spoke at the American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law’s 32nd Annual IP Law Conference held in Arlington, Virginia.   Professor Seaman participated on a panel entitled  “The New Landscape of Trade Secrets”  with other experts to discuss the impact of the Defend Trade … Continue reading Professor Seaman Speaks at Annual ABA Intellectual Property Conference

Prof. Christopher Seaman Co-Authors Letter to Congress Opposing the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2015

Washington and Lee law professor Christopher Seaman has co-authored (with Professors Eric Goldman, David Levine, and Sharon Sandeen) a letter to Congress signed by 42 IP law professors opposing the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2015.  The Act would create a new civil cause of action for trade secret misappropriation under federal law.  This letter … Continue reading Prof. Christopher Seaman Co-Authors Letter to Congress Opposing the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2015

Professor Christopher Seaman Speaks at Virginia State Bar

On Friday, September 18, 2015 Washington and Lee law professor Christopher Seaman spoke to the Virginia State Bar's Intellectual Property Section on proposed legislation to create a federal civil cause of action for trade secret misappropriation.  The presentation built on Professor Seaman's article, The Case Against Federalizing Trade Secrecy, which was recently published in the April 2015 … Continue reading Professor Christopher Seaman Speaks at Virginia State Bar

Professor Seaman Publishes in the Virginia Law Review

Washington and Lee law professor Christopher Seaman has just published a new article in the Virginia Law Review.  The article titled "The Case Against Federalizing Trade Secrecy" appears in volume 101 published in April 2015. Download the full text of the article here. From the abstract: Trade secrecy is unique among the major intellectual property (IP) … Continue reading Professor Seaman Publishes in the Virginia Law Review

Prof. Seaman speaks at Trade Secret Institute Symposium

Washington and Lee law professor Christopher Seaman spoke at Brooklyn Law School on Thursday, October 23, 2014.   Professor Seaman participated in a panel at the Trade Secret Institute Symposium, "Trade Secret Law at the Edge".   The panel, including Ted Schroeder, chief counsel to Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) and Ira Levy of Goodwin Proctor … Continue reading Prof. Seaman speaks at Trade Secret Institute Symposium

Prof. Seaman presents papers at Wake Forest faculty workshop

Washington and Lee law professor Christopher Seaman recently presented his work at a faculty workshop at Wake Forest University School of Law.  The workshop was held on Thursday, October 2, 2014. Professor Seaman presented his forthcoming paper, The Case Against Federalizing Trade Secrecy.  The paper will be published in The Virginia Law Review.   Read The Case Against … Continue reading Prof. Seaman presents papers at Wake Forest faculty workshop

Professor Chris Seaman Publishes Article in Yale JOLT

W&L Law Professor Christopher Seaman has just published a piece in Yale's Journal of Law and Technology entitled Best Mode Trade Secrets (co-authored with Brian Love).  Here is the abstract: Trade secrecy and patent rights traditionally have been considered mutually exclusive. Trade secret rights are premised on secrecy. Without it, they evaporate. Patent rights, on … Continue reading Professor Chris Seaman Publishes Article in Yale JOLT