Dylan W. Wiseman focuses his practice on intellectual property protection, including representing employers in cases involving:
- Trade secrets and unfair competition
- Employee mobility disputes
- Disputes involving customer and employee non-solicitation restrictions
- The infringement of other forms of intellectual property
He also handles multi-jurisdictional litigation involving companies that have hired out-of-state employees that are subject to restrictive covenants and assists with the preparation of non-disclosure agreements, intellectual property assignment provisions, and non-solicitation covenants.
Appearing in state and federal courts, Dylan has extensive experience litigating disputes under:
- The Uniform Trade Secrets Act
- The Unfair Competition Law, Business and Professions Code, section 17200
- California's Business & Professions Code sections 16600 and 16601
- California's intellectual property assignment provisions
- California Penal Code section 502
- California's employee duty loyalty provisions
Additionally, he defends employers accused of wrongful termination, retaliation, sexual harassment, wage and hour violations, and discrimination. He handles actions involving covenants not to compete that are incident to the sale of a business and the transference of goodwill.
In his counseling practice, Dylan advises businesses accused of engaging in trade secret misappropriation and acts of unfair competition and helps employers to implement cost-effective measures that reduce the risk of adverse employment actions. He also counsels employers regarding best practices for employee social media issues and recently wrote about California's laws for protecting confidentiality regarding social media.
In 2009, 2010, and 2012 Dylan taught continuing education seminars regarding trade secret and unfair competition litigation for the State Bar of California’s Labor and Employment Law Section. An award winning lecturer, he has also taught continuing legal education seminars regarding intellectual property protection, social media and confidentiality, and computer forensics and eDiscovery.
Dylan's diverse group of clients includes:
- Fashion designers
- Aerospace firms
- Biomedical companies
- High-tech companies
- E-commerce firms
- Real estate companies
- Healthcare companies
- Sporting goods companies
- Television stations
- Renewable energy companies
- Insurance brokerages
For the last decade, Dylan has been the sole author of the chapter on unfair competition and trade secrets in Littler Mendelson’s California Employer publication. In 2012, Dylan co-authored the chapter on intellectual property protection in The Littler Mendelson Guide to International Employment and Labor Law.