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Huawei Alleges "Selective Prosecution" By The DOJ
In January of this year, the DOJ indicted the Chinese telecom giant Huawei on counts of theft of trade secrets conspiracy, attempted theft of trade secrets, wire fraud, and obstruction of justice.
United States
5 Sep 2019
Washington Restricts Use of Non-Competition Agreements
An employer must disclose the terms of the non-competition agreement in writing to a prospective employee no later than the time of acceptance of the offer.
United States
6 Aug 2019
Texas Jury Rejects Digital Marketing Company's $50 Million Trade Secret Misappropriation Claim
After a weeklong June trial, a Texas federal jury awarded Six Dimensions, Inc. ("Six Dimensions"), a digital marketing firm, $287,000 for its breach-of-contract claim
United States
25 Jul 2019
Senate Judiciary Committee Creates IP Subcommittee To Combat IP Theft
Last week, the United States Senate Judiciary Committee announced the creation of a new subcommittee on intellectual property
United States
18 Feb 2019
Using Non-Compete Agreements In Employment Contracts To Protect Trade Secrets
Employers in many industries use non-compete agreements as a key tool to protect trade secrets.
United States
7 Feb 2019
Titanic Texas Trade Secrets Verdict Contested As Colossal Collusion
A $700 million jury award for trade secrets misappropriation and fraud is the product of a collusive scheme to deceive the jury
United States
13 Dec 2018
Massachusetts Enacts New Reforms On Noncompetes, Becomes 49th State To Enact UTSA
Just two days after TSW's inaugural post, we brought you news of Texas becoming the 48th state to enact some form of the Uniform Trade Secrets Act (UTSA).
United States
9 Sep 2018
Government Attacks On Non-Compete Agreements Continue
Non-compete agreements have long been used by employers as an effective tool to protect their valuable trade secrets and confidential information. However, employers' overuse...
United States
19 Sep 2016
Can You Keep A Secret? The European Union's New Directive On Trade Secrets And Its Impacts On Whistleblowers
It is no secret that the European Union's Directive on Trade Secrets was a long time in the making. The Directive was first proposed in November 2013. After roughly two years of debate and revision, the revised Directive was published...
European Union
3 Jun 2016
Virtual Learning: The Scope Of Preemption Under The California Uniform Trade Secrets Act
Companies seeking protection under the California Uniform Trade Secrets Act ("CUTSA") should consider the effects of CUTSA preemption on their litigation strategy.
United States
17 Feb 2016
Win At All Costs?: A Glimpse Into Trade Secrets In The Sports And Entertainment Industry
Legendary Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi once quipped, "Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing."
United States
9 Nov 2015
Fifth Circuit Revisits Copyright Preemption Of Trade Secret Law
The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit recently revisited the issue of the Copyright Law preemption of trade secrets claims in Spear Marketing, Inc. v. Bancorpsouth Bank.
United States
28 Jul 2015
Back In A Flash: Sergey "Flash Boy" Aleynikov Returns To Court for New Trial
Sergey Aleynikov's six-year odyssey through the U.S. judicial systems—both federal and state—continues.
United States
21 Apr 2015
New Year's Resolutions For Companies Seeking To Protect Their Trade Secrets In 2015
The start of a new year is a perfect opportunity to set lofty goals of self-improvement.
United States
17 Jan 2015
Running Interference: S.D.N.Y. Lays Out Standards For Tortious Interference In Dispute Between Watchmaker And Former Employees
The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York recently cleared the way for a Michigan watchmaker to pursue claims for trade secret misappropriation, among other things, against two former employees who left to work with a competitor, but not without first dismissing claims based on tortious interference with contract.
United States
23 Nov 2014
Federal District Court In San Francisco Sentences More Defendants In Trade Secret Cases
The U.S. District Court in San Francisco was busy this month sentencing defendants in two of the year’s biggest trade secrets cases.
United States
30 Jul 2014
Getting An $800,000 Assist From The Government: Referring Trade Secret Theft For Criminal Prosecution Pays Off
We rely on the federal government for a lot of things, but helping a corporation recover attorney’s fees is not something that immediately comes to mind.
United States
4 Jun 2014
Payback Time: Using The Faithless Servant Doctrine To Combat Trade Secret Theft
Employers know all too well that their own employees are often the most likely people to misappropriate their confidential and proprietary information and their valuable trade secrets.
United States
11 Feb 2014
Court Requires Employer To Pay Legal Fees Of Ex-Employee Charged With Trade Secret Theft
On October 16, 2013, a federal judge in New Jersey ruled that Goldman Sachs must advance the legal fees of a former employee charged with stealing Goldman's source code.
United States
23 Dec 2013
Know When To Fold ‘Em: Avoiding Bad Faith When Litigating Trade Secrets Cases
In the recent case of All American Semiconductor LLC v. APX Technology Corp., a California appellate court affirmed a trial court's award of $200,000 in attorneys' fees against a plaintiff for prosecuting a trade secret case in bad faith.
United States
16 Sep 2013
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