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Third Circuit: Spying On Former Employee's Social Media Account Does Not Constitute "Unclean Hands" To Bar Trade Secret Misappropriation Claim
Consider this: a former employee has just left his or her employer and may have taken trade secrets to a competitor.
United States
4 Apr 2019
A 2018 Trade Secrets Year In Review
With the holidays behind us and our calendars flipped over to 2019, we're taking a look back at some key trade secrets developments of the past year.
United States
17 Jan 2019
Intent To Use Is Sticking "Pointe" In Denial Of Preliminary Injunction
On October 25, the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts denied motions for injunctive relief in a case involving trade secrets allegedly stolen by a departing consultant...
United States
14 Nov 2018
Don't Rock The Boat: Eleventh Circuit Sinks Boatmaker's Trade Secrets Claims Against Rival
On August 7, 2018, the Eleventh Circuit affirmed summary judgment in favor of defendant in Yellowfin Yachts v. Barker Boatworks, LLC. Sending the rival high-end boatmakers back to shore...
United States
15 Oct 2018
In Hawaii, "Aloha" May Mean Both Hello And Goodbye, But When Employees Leave, Who Owns The Customer Relationships?
As we've observed over the years, when addressing trade secrets claims based on customer lists, courts have landed all over the place.
United States
4 Oct 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
THANKSGIVING EDITION [FROM THE ARCHIVES]: Court Protects Quizno's Franchise Turkey Trade Secrets
This Thanksgiving, Trade Secrets Watch is serving a delicious tale about protecting trade secrets in a franchising relationship.
United States
28 Nov 2016
RIGHT IN THE BREADBASKET: Lessons From Early Cases At The Intersection Of Noncompetes And The DTSA
As many TSW readers are aware, 2016 has been a big year for trade secret law, with both the United States and the EU expanding trade secrets protections and increasing the uniformity of their laws.
United States
1 Sep 2016
Brexit's Potential Impact For Trade Secrets In The UK
To the surprise of many and the dismay of more than sixteen million United Kingdom voters, the previously unthinkable has occurred, the UK has voted to leave the European Union.
20 Jul 2016
BREAKING: President Obama Signs Defend Trade Secrets Act Into Law
This afternoon, as anticipated, President Barack Obama signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act into law, wrapping up a lengthy bipartisan effort to bring trade secrets under federal system law.
United States
19 May 2016
In Biggest Expansion Of IP Law In 70 Years, Congress Passes Defend Trade Secrets Act
Yesterday Congress passed federal trade secrets legislation (the "Defend Trade Secrets Act" or "DTSA") by an overwhelming 410-2 vote.
United States
3 May 2016
Get Off My Cloud: "BYOC" Workplaces Pose Trade Secrets Risks
The utility of cloud storage in the business world is substantial; it offers efficiency, facilitates professional collaboration, and simplifies knowledge management.
United States
28 Apr 2016
Aviation Contractor Glides Away From Liability After Receiving Unsolicited Email Containing Trade Secrets
If a third party sends you someone's trade secrets, and you delete them as soon as you know they're trade secrets, you're off the hook for misappropriation.
United States
3 Feb 2016
Throwback Thursday: Why Trade Secret Theft Isn't Just A Digital Problem And What Businesses Can Do About It
With stories of cyberattacks and data breaches on a seemingly endless loop, businesses and governments have been doubling down on their efforts to protect digital information and assets.
United States
9 Sep 2015
Secret Recipes: Fracking Fluid Fracas
Several of our previous posts have covered the trade secrets implications of laws that require disclosure of hydraulic fracturing fluid ingredients.
United States
6 Aug 2015
Texas Federal Court: Copyright Law Doesn't Preempt Trade Secrets Claim Where "Extra" Elements Exist
We've blogged on trade secret preemption before (here and here, for instance), but we've usually focused on trade secrets claims preempting other types of claims, and not the other way around.
United States
7 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
Former Licensee Knocks Wind Out Of Sail Manufacturer’s Trade Secrets Claims
In the fiercely competitive world of professional sailing, every second matters. And, as with any sport, competitors look to gain any advantage they can.
United States
12 Feb 2015
The View From The Beltway: USPTO Symposium Highlights Increasing Economic Importance Of Trade Secrets, Likelihood Of Federal Legislation
On January 8, 2015, the United States Patent and Trademark Office hosted its first-ever event on trade secrets.
United States
29 Jan 2015
USPTO To Host First-Ever Symposium On Trade Secrets
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is hosting its first Trade Secret Symposium on Thursday, January 8, 2015, at the USPTO building in Alexandria, Virginia. The fact that the USPTO, an office whose primary focus is patents and trademarks, is hosting such an event is noteworthy and indicates the increasing importance of trade secrets in the American economy.
United States
5 Jan 2015
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