Mondaq USA: Intellectual Property > Trade Secrets
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
A federal decision recently reminded businesses about the importance of taking appropriate measures to protect their proprietary information before any misappropriation occurs. In Abrasic 90 Inc. v. Weldcote Medals, Inc.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Washington state has joined the ranks of an ever-growing number of states that impose significant restrictions on employee non-compete agreements.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) recently issued some expectations/guidance to industry members on FINRA's expectations when a broker leaves for another firm.
Littler Mendelson
On May 8, 2019, Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed Engrossed Substitute House Bill 1450 (HB 1450), radically altering the law governing noncompetition agreements and moonlighting prohibitions in Washington State.
Orrick
It's among an in-house counsel's worst nightmares. A former business partner, ex-employee, consultant, or competitor has stolen your company's trade secret information. Company management
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Caramel Crisp LLC, the owner of Garrett Popcorn Shops, the renowned Chicago-based purveyor of deliciously flavored popcorn, recently filed suit in federal court in Chicago against its former director of research and development, ...
Berman Fink Van Horn P.C.
Another key factor in determining the risk of trade secret theft is the employee's role in the company.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
As readers of this blog know, most trade secret misappropriation claims are brought in civil complaints—but a recent case out of Pennsylvania reveals how quickly the tables can turn on a civil
Butler Snow LLP
A federal court of appeals recently found that there was nothing wrong with a company monitoring a departed employee's Facebook account and using that information to pursue a trade secrets
Orrick
The stakes couldn't be higher in the race amongst Silicon Valley self-driving companies vying to be the first to bring the industry-changing technology to market.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
The Alleghany Court of Common Pleas in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, recently denied a law firm's request to enjoin its former partner from retaining a database that contained various information
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
The income threshold is likely to be the most widely reported facet of the act.
Drew Eckl & Farnham, LLP
We have noticed a troubling trend in recent product liability cases in which plaintiffs' counsel will not agree to a protective order concerning a manufacturer's confidential documents without the inclusion of a so-called "sharing provision".
Orrick
On May 11, 2016, the U.S. Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) created a federal remedy for trade secret misappropriation and added trade secret theft as an act that can form a predicate for Racketeering
Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP
The cannabis industry is the new investment frontier.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
A California federal district court recently granted a TRO against a former employee for misappropriating proprietary and confidential information in violation of the DTSA, the CUTSA, and company confidentiality...
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
Several states have passed new laws restricting use of nondisclosure agreements (NDAs), making it timely for companies to review their policies and practices.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Last week, the Ninth Circuit finally ruled that a former Anheuser-Busch employee cannot avoid claims filed by the brewer alleging misappropriation of trade secrets and breach of a nondisclosure agreement, ...
BakerHostetler
This year, we are monitoring several interesting and novel issues in the restrictive covenant context.
Ward and Smith, P.A.
The most basic story of insider trading goes something like this: a corporate insider learns secret company information in the course of doing her job.
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In 2014, Elon Musk announced that he was "open-sourcing" Tesla's patents.
Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP
The cannabis industry is the new investment frontier.
Butler Snow LLP
Many companies hire employees that have gained experience at competitors. In fact, it is fairly standard; and there isn't anything wrong with that practice.
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
Several states have passed new laws restricting use of nondisclosure agreements (NDAs), making it timely for companies to review their policies and practices.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
A California federal district court recently granted a TRO against a former employee for misappropriating proprietary and confidential information in violation of the DTSA, the CUTSA, and company confidentiality...
Butler Snow LLP
A federal court of appeals recently found that there was nothing wrong with a company monitoring a departed employee's Facebook account and using that information to pursue a trade secrets
Orrick
The stakes couldn't be higher in the race amongst Silicon Valley self-driving companies vying to be the first to bring the industry-changing technology to market.
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
The income threshold is likely to be the most widely reported facet of the act.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
The Alleghany Court of Common Pleas in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, recently denied a law firm's request to enjoin its former partner from retaining a database that contained various information
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
As readers of this blog know, most trade secret misappropriation claims are brought in civil complaints—but a recent case out of Pennsylvania reveals how quickly the tables can turn on a civil
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