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Hedge Fund Hack Results in Trade Secret Loss, and Raises SEC Reporting Issues

Data breaches may be nothing new, but they are certainly evolving into bigger and more notorious infractions. While the data breaches of yesterday may have involved accidental disclosure or disgruntled former employees, the...more

7/9/2014 - Corporate Counsel Criminal Conspiracy Data Breach Hackers Hedge Funds Popular Reporting Requirements SEC

Ninth Circuit Agrees with FTC that Online Marketing Program Was an Unlawful "Pyramid Scheme"

The legal status of many membership programs promoted via social media and spam has been called into question by a recent decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, which affirmed a judgment that one such...more

6/13/2014 - Fraud FTC Marketing Popular Pyramid Schemes

Ex-SanDisk Employee Arrested In Japan, Civil Suits Filed In The Wake Of Alleged Flash Memory Trade Secrets Misappropriation

Technology firms SanDisk and Toshiba recently filed trade secrets lawsuits on opposite sides of the Pacific, each alleging misappropriation by a third party stemming from the two companies’ joint venture....more

3/31/2014 - Criminal Prosecution Misappropriation SanDisk Theft Trade Secrets

Let The Chips Fall Where They May: Nevada Court Dismisses CFAA Charges Against Casino Players Who Cashed In On Video Poker...

Hollywood has given us many stories of casino capers, from mobsters skimming profits in Scorsese’s Casino to the card-counting savant in Rain Man. But a real-life caper recently played itself out in Nevada federal court,...more

12/9/2013 - Casinos CFAA Gambling

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: Senator Proposes New Bill To Create Civil Cause Of Action For Foreign Theft Of Trade Secrets

Just before the Thanksgiving holiday last week, Senator Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) introduced the Future of American Innovation and Research Act, a new trade secrets bill that would allow American trade secrets owners to sue...more

12/6/2013 - Foreign Corporations Misappropriation Theft Trade Secrets UTSA

Defensive Patent License to Launch in February 2014

The Defensive Patent License (DPL) is coming in February 2014. The DPL is a patent license proposed by the directors of the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic at the University of California, Berkeley as a...more

11/1/2013 - License Agreements Patent Trolls Patents

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: Rep. Zoe Lofgren Proposes New Legislation, Including A Civil Cause Of Action For Trade Secret Misappropriation

We previously reported on the downpour of recent trade secret activity in Congress. Last week, Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (D-Cal.) added to the deluge by introducing two bills bearing on trade secret misappropriation...more

7/1/2013 - Computer Fraud and Abuse Act Cybersecurity Economic Espionage Act New Legislation Patents Trade Secrets

Court Dismisses Foreign Banks from U.S. Lawsuit Alleging Complicity in Counterfeit and Illegal Online Drug Sales

The fight against sophisticated online schemes to sell counterfeit or otherwise illegal goods is being waged by increasingly focused efforts to identify responsible parties that may be sued in U.S. courts, and whose assets...more

6/15/2013 - CAN-SPAM Act Class Action Computer Crimes Act Conspiracies Counterfeiting Dismissals False Marking Foreign Banks Illegal Drugs Personal Jurisdiction Prescription Drugs RICO Websites

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