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California CEO Round Table Discussion focuses on “Trade Secret Protection & The Loss of Potential Profits”

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This 60-minute California CEO Round Table Discussion focuses on “Trade Secret Protection & The Loss of Potential Profits”,  A conversation that we think is important, particularly if you’re a manufacturer or involved in product research and/or development or any company needing to protect vital information. The program was produced in cooperation with “NAJI” the National Alliance for Jobs and Innovation and California CEO Magazine.

Hosted by Jeff Allen, a journalist for California CEO magazine, the program begins with a 15-minute presentation by Stephen Lux, a business litigation and trial attorney with Gehres Law Group – a full-service business law firm based in San Diego. Gehres Law Group’s trusted and experienced attorneys focus on a variety of business laws, including corporate and commercial laws and contracts, employment-related laws, trademark and copyright registration and general business litigation, including contract disputes and business torts, trademark infringement and unfair competition, as well as partnership and shareholder disputes.

As a business litigation attorney, Mr. Lux will be discussing the protection of Trade Secret information under State law, especially under the “Uniform Trade Secrets Act” which has been adopted, with some variation, by 48 of the 50 States (excluding NY and Mass), and especially in California.  He will also briefly discuss the Defend Trade Secrets Act” of 2016, which basically allows enforcement of Trade Secret claims in Federal Court.

Joining the program after Mr. Lux’s presentation is Mr. Roy Paulson, President of Paulson Manufacturing Corporation in Temecula, California and Managing Director of Paulson International.  Paulson Manufacturing designs and manufactures a wide line of safety equipment and life-saving protective gear that is used around the world by industry, law enforcement, fire fighters and military personnel.

About Our Panelists

Stephen Lux is a business litigation and trial attorney with Gehres Law Group, a full-service business law firm based in San Diego. Mr. Lux has focused his practice on civil litigation and trial work in State and Federal Court, and before private arbitration. He has worked with various prominent law firms in different specialty areas of civil litigation, including intellectual property, securities, and professional liability.  Gehres Law Group’s trusted attorneys focus on a variety of business laws, including corporate and commercials laws and contracts, employment-related laws, trademark and copyright registration and general business litigation, including contract disputes and business torts, trademark infringement and unfair competition, as well as partnership and corporate shareholder disputes.​

Roy Paulson is President of Paulson Manufacturing Corporation in Temecula, California and Managing Director of Paulson International.  His company designs and manufactures a wide line of safety equipment and life-saving protective gear that is used around the world by industry, law enforcement, fire fighters and military personnel.  Mr. Paulson is widely respected by his peers throughout the manufacturing sector for his work in helping to expand the manufacturing economy in the United States. He has served in a number of high-profile capacities including a seat on the President’s Export Council SEA, Chair Emeritus of the National District Export Council and board member of the National Association of Manufacturers to name just a few.​

About NAJI

NAJI is an alliance of manufacturers and other businesses which promotes enforcement remedies and public policies that protect Intellectual Property, such as Trade Secrets”, including the “Defend Trade Secrets Act” of 2016.   They recently published a report titled “Protection of Intellectual Property Rights Under State Consumer Protection Laws”, wherein they issued a “report card”, giving grades A-F, to each of the 50 States.  (California got a “C” from NAJI.)

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