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Spring Cleaning: Tidying Up Your "Reasonable Efforts" To Maintain Trade Secrets
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
United States
15 May 2019
Race To The Finish: Autonomous Vehicle Technology At The Forefront Of Alleged Trade Secrets Theft
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.
United States
1 May 2019
RICO Killer: DTSA Non-Retroactivity Wipes Out Racketeering Claim Based On Trade Secret Theft
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
United States
22 Apr 2019
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
"Aloha" To Federal Jurisdiction Over Trade Secrets Claims
As two recent cases show, how one pleads its case under the Defend Trade Secrets Act can be the difference between whether "aloha" means hello or goodbye to federal jurisdiction.
United States
4 Mar 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
Another California Court Raises Doubts On Employee Non-Solicitation Provisions
Last November, we discussed the potential impact of a recent California appellate court decision, AMN Healthcare, Inc. v. Aya Healthcare Services, Inc. ...
United States
15 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
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
Possession Is Not 9/10ths Of The Law In Continuing Use Misappropriation Under DTSA
When Congress enacted the DTSA on May 11, 2016, it left open the issue of whether the DTSA would apply to misappropriation that occurred prior.
United States
17 Jan 2019
To Patent Or Not To Patent? Preserving Trade Secret Status During Prosecution
Amid a growing body of unsettled law regarding the patentability of software and business methods patents, companies are increasingly choosing to maintain ...
United States
19 Dec 2018
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
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
T-R-NO: Nevada District Court Denies Motion For TRO Despite Evidence Of Mass Download Of Company Files And Steps Taken To Cover Tracks
Our readers have seen enough of our blog posts to be familiar with the classic ex-employee trade secrets theft scenario: employee downloads confidential files to his personal computer;
United States
5 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
Trade Secret Sparks Beer Brawl In The Ninth Circuit: When Is Your Word Enough?
On September 13, the Ninth Circuit heard oral arguments on an issue of first impression in Anheuser-Busch Cos. v. James Clark, No. 17-15591 (9th Cir. 2015).
United States
27 Sep 2018
#Secrettweets: Protecting Social Media As A Trade Secret?
Social media today connects people more than ever. It can be a means to bring together long-lost friends, new acquaintances, and love interests, or the public with celebrities, sports teams,
United States
12 Sep 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
Banking On Standard Operating Protocols As Trade Secrets
In a testament to the wide breadth of potential trade secret protection to any number of industries, a court in the Western District of Washington denied a 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss Seattle Sperm Bank's (SSB) DTSA and Washington Uniform Trade Secrets Act claims against its prior employees who set up a competing company, Cryobank America.
United States
30 Aug 2018
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