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Fishman Stewart partner Max Goss to present ‘Trade Secrets and the Future of Non-Competes’ at Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association meeting on January 24

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Troy, Mich.—January 18, 2023—Maxwell Goss, a partner at IP law firm Fishman Stewart PLLC, will be a presenter at the Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association (MPLA) virtual meeting on January 24.  He will speak on the timely topic, Trade Secrets and the Future of Non-Competes.

Employee non-compete agreements have faced mounting scrutiny and regulation in recent years. Now the FTC is taking steps to impose a sweeping ban of employee non-competes.  Goss’ presentation discusses the impact of the proposed ban on trade secret protection. Topics include the scope of the proposed ban, potential alternatives, and likely legal challenges. Particular attention will be paid to measures businesses can take to combat trade secret misappropriation in light of the uncertain and changing legal landscape.

Goss is a litigation and trial lawyer representing clients in trade secret, trademark, copyright, and patent cases in Michigan and around the country. He also provides strategic advice on IP, technology, and business law. The meeting opens at 11:45 a.m. with Goss’ presentation beginning at noon. Registration information can be found here

About the Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association

The Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association (MIPLA) is an association of intellectual property attorneys, patent agents and law students from across Michigan who are interested in patents, trademarks, copyrights and other intellectual property issues. Learn more here.

About Fishman Stewart PLLC

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