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WORLD SERIES EDITION: These Trade Secrets Are Going, Going, Gone

Ah, October: the time of crisp fall air, brightly colored leaves, and pumpkin spice-flavored everything. And, of course, the World Series quest that can unite a city—or, in the case of Orrick’s San Francisco and Washington,...more

10/22/2014 - Baseball Sports Trade Secrets

North Carolina Enacts Criminal Penalties for Disclosure of Fracking Trade Secrets

North Carolina is officially open for fracking, after lifting a ban on the practice—and enacting criminal penalties for spilling trade secrets associated with it. With passage of the Energy Modernization Act...more

7/2/2014 - Criminal Penalties Energy Policy Fracking Fracking Bans New Legislation Trade Secrets

Eleventh Circuit: Restaurant’s Stolen Recipe Claims Are Stale

It should be obvious that if you want trade secret protection, you shouldn’t wave your purported trade secret around in public. Likewise, if you see someone openly disclosing your trade secret on television, you should...more

1/24/2014 - Restaurant Industry Ripeness Trade Secrets UTSA

PRACTICE TIP: Seeking Summary Judgment In Trade Secrets Cases

Trade secrets cases often involve intrigue and juicy facts, like departing employees downloading thousands of computer files under cover of darkness. But given that such claims often turn on disputed facts, we wondered: How...more

10/2/2013 - Litigation Strategies Summary Judgment Trade Secrets

White House Reins in ITC on Standard-Essential Patents

On Aug. 3, 2013, the Obama Administration vetoed the U.S. International Trade Commission’s June 4 order excluding certain Apple Inc. (“Apple”) products from import because they were found to infringe a standard-essential...more

8/6/2013 - Apple ITC Legislative Vetoes Patent Infringement Samsung Standards-Essential Patents

The Line Between Trade Secrets And Patents: Getting Dual IP Coverage On The Same Technology

Some might think that patents and trade secrets are mutually exclusive forms of intellectual property protection, and they would be partially correct. ...more

7/24/2013 - Patent Applications Patent-Eligible Subject Matter Patents Trade Secrets USPTO

District Court Judge Enjoins Standards-Essential Patent Owner From Enforcing ITC Exclusion Order

In a growing body of legal authority regarding standards-essential patents (SEPs), Northern District of California Judge Ronald Whyte ruled Monday that an owner of SEPs violated its licensing commitments by initiating a U.S....more

5/22/2013

Landmark Court Opinion Provides Guidance in Determining RAND Royalties for Standard-Essential Patents

On April 25, 2013, U.S. District Judge James Robart (W.D. Wash.) issued a much-anticipated opinion in a dispute between Microsoft Corporation (“Microsoft”) and Motorola, Inc., Motorola Mobility, Inc., and General Instrument...more

4/30/2013 - FRAND Georgia Pacific Microsoft Motorola Patent Pools Patents Royalties Standards-Essential Patents

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