NACET Lunch and Learn- Trade Secrets: A Case Study
Trade Secrets can be important intellectual property in many businesses. This seminar will include an introduction to trade secrets and a simple case study illustrating some of the basic concepts of trade secret law. In addition, some of the ways of protecting trade secrets will be discussed. Because trade secrets and patents can be closely related, attendees are encouraged to review the archived NACET seminars and other source materials on patent law before the seminar on trade secrets. A basic understanding of patent law will be beneficial, but not necessary for the seminar.
NACET Conference Room
2225 N. Gemini Dr.
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Seminar is FREE and open to the public. Lunch will be provided.
About The Instructor
Eric Sheets is a registered patent attorney with over twenty years of experience in the area of intellectual property law. Mr. Sheets received his law degree from Franklin Pierce Law Center and his Master of Science degree from St. John's University. Mr. Sheets is currently Of Counsel with the law firm of Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts, LLP in Mesa, Arizona. Mr. Sheets also has offices in Flagstaff, Arizona and Denver, Colorado. Mr. Sheets assists in accessing and procuring intellectual property rights for companies and individuals. His services include trade secret protection, patent prosecution, freedom to operate analyses, patent validity opinions, confidentiality agreements, and intellectual property licensing. An important part of these services is intellectual property counseling and training. Mr. Sheets also provides assistance with product development.
Mr. Sheets has worked with new ventures, mid-sized companies, and world-wide manufactures. Mr. Sheets prepares and prosecutes patent applications primarily for inventions relating to biotechnology, chemistry, electronics, and mechanical devices. Mr. Sheets has particular expertise in the field of biomedical science. In addition to his legal background, Mr. Sheets has extensive experience conducting scientific research in academic and commercial laboratories.