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Baca Case Spotlights Rare Tool
Former L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca's high-profile corruption trial is set to begin after U.S. District Judge Percy Anderson rejected Baca's guilty plea and recommended six month prison sentence...
United States
5 Jan 2017
No Explicit Efforts To Maintain Secrecy? No Problem, Suggests The Ninth Circuit
In Direct Technologies, LLC v. Electronic Arts, Inc., the Ninth Circuit set forth an interesting take on what is sufficient to demonstrate reasonable efforts to maintain secrecy under the CUTSA.
United States
21 Sep 2016
Practical Tips: Keeping Trade Secrets Safe During Litigation – Texas Supreme Court Edition
Last week, the Texas Supreme Court provided its first opinion interpreting the Texas Uniform Trade Secrets Act in a case involving an issue that often causes discomfort to lawyers...
United States
9 Jun 2016
The Cybersecurity Playbook: Building Effective Attack And Breach Preparedness
With the most significant of cyberattacks resulting in millions of dollars in costs, irreparable damage to a company's brand, and key executives getting fired, organizations must begin to prepare...
United States
22 Dec 2015
The Cybersecurity Playbook: Building Effective Attack And Breach Preparedness*
With the most significant of cyberattacks resulting in millions of dollars in harm, irreparable damage to a company's brand, and key executives getting fired, organizations must begin to prepare...
United States
9 Dec 2015
Trade Secrets Unwrapped: Packaging Materials Case Demonstrates The Importance Of Keeping Confidential Information Sealed Shut
There are many ways to gain trade secret protection, but also many ways to lose it.
United States
20 Nov 2015
The SEC Opens Up A New Front In The Cybersecurity Wars
For the last few years, the SEC has been issuing guidance as to appropriate cybersecurity policies and procedures for financial firms.
United States
15 Oct 2015
Filer Beware! E-Filing Error Can Destroy Trade Secret Status
First rule of thumb in trade secrets litigation? A trade secret must be kept secret. It is painfully obvious, but modern practitioners must not grow complacent due to the convenience of electronic filing.
United States
5 Aug 2015
FINRA and SEC Take Aim At Deficient Cyber Policies And Practices
On Feb. 3, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) each released reports regarding cybersecurity issues for brokerage and advisory firms...
United States
18 Jun 2015
Will Your Cyber Insurance Respond When You Need It Most?
On May 7, Columbia Casualty Company, an insurance company, filed one of the first lawsuits by an insurer seeking to deny coverage for a privacy class action under a cyber insurance policy.
United States
26 May 2015
All Bets Are Off: Kentucky Downs Trade Secrets Case Presents Novel Question Under Kentucky’s Uniform Trade Secrets Act
Earlier this month, AmTote International, Inc. sued the famed Kentucky Downs racetrack, three high-ranking Kentucky Downs employees, and Encore Gaming, LLC.
United States
28 Apr 2015
State Water Resources Control Board Gets New Tools To Fight Fraud On Underground Storage Tank Cleanup Fund
Senate Bill No. 445 ("SB 445"), signed into law by California Governor Brown late last year, makes several significant changes to the Barry Keene Underground Storage Tank Cleanup Trust Fund Act...
United States
1 Apr 2015
Trade Secret Plaintiff Goes Three Rounds, Takes a Beating
Last week, New York attorney Douglas R. Dollinger asked the Honorable Vince Chhabria of the Northern District of California to reconsider an order sanctioning Dollinger and his client to the tune of $93,365.92 in monetary sanctions and dismissing all of the client’s claims with prejudice as terminating sanctions.
United States
8 Oct 2014
Corporate Counsel: Is It A 'Cyberattack' Or A 'Data-Breach Incident'?
This Corporate Counsel article goes beyond the nuts and bolts of how to respond to a data-breach incident, and offers some lessons learned from the frontlines.
United States
5 Aug 2014
Green Chemistry And Trade Secrets: California Leads Chemical Disclosure Movement, As Companies Wrestle With Options For Protection
Earlier this year, we picked mandatory public disclosure laws as a trend to watch in 2014.
United States
19 Feb 2014
From Victim To Victor: Corporate Crime In The Internet Era
Crimes such as data breach, theft of intel¬lectual property such as trade secrets, and the sale of counterfeit goods have reached epic proportion.
United States
27 Nov 2013
The "I Was Just Trying To Land A New Job" Defense To Criminal Trade Secret Theft Charges
On February 28, 2008, Hanjuan Jin, a Chinese-born former software engineer for Motorola, arrived at Chicago O’Hare Airport en route to Beijing.
United States
25 Nov 2013
New Russian IP Court Marks A Step Toward Strengthening Protection Of Trade Secrets And Other IP Rights In Russia
Russia’s new Intellectual Property Court is now open for business, with 16 judges hearing trade secret, patent, trademark and other IP disputes.
United States
27 Oct 2013
Strategic Remedies For Victims Of Trade Secrets Theft
Trade secret and confidential information theft by employees, perhaps in cahoots with competitors, is on the rise.
United States
4 Oct 2013
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