One of the more difficult aspects of trade secrets law is determining how long to enjoin competitive conduct that infringes trade secret rights of the owner....more
The new year is off to a pretty big start. We've already seen significant decisions from federal appellate courts on criminal trade secrets prosecutions and the epic Mattel/MGA "Bratz" dolls dispute. We have a looming debate...more
As reported in Crain's Chicago Business on Monday, Merge Healthcare Inc. has filed suit against rival Medstrat for allegedly using unfair means to target a specific group of clients. Merge and Medstrat are competitors in the...more
This one completely baffles me.
Lawyers have to make judgment calls at trial over evidence all the time. Just as important as deciding what to introduce by way of oral testimony or documentary evidence is deciding what...more
Today's Chicago Tribune Business section contains a lead article on the sentencing of Hanjuan Jin (right), the former software engineer who was caught boarding a plane to China with highly confidential documents...more
I swear I try to multi-task. But it's not easy. Running a law firm, being a husband, being a dad (!), tending to a completely out-of-control garden, and actually practicing law sometimes creates the perfect storm where I...more