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Trade Secrets Watch 2013 Year-In-Review

It’s been a hot year in the trade secrets field, with some huge verdicts and settlements, a renewed spotlight on cyberattacks, and an unusual flurry of trade secrets legislation. Trade Secrets Watch’s 2013 Year-in-Review...more

12/20/2013 - Appeals Asia China Criminal Prosecution Cyber Attacks Cybersecurity Economic Espionage Act Edward Snowden EU Fracking Hackers NSA Oil & Gas Settlement Surveillance Theft of Trade Secrets Clarification Act Trade Secrets UK

This Day In Trade Secrets: Uniform Trade Secrets Act Approved 34 Years Ago Today

On this day in 1979, the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws approved the Uniform Trade Secrets Act (UTSA) and recommended it for enactment in all states....more

8/9/2013 - Legal History Trade Secrets Uniform Trade Secrets Acts

Give And Take: Lofgren’s Twin Trade Secret Bills Would Curtail Actions Under One Law, Expand Them Under Another

When Rep. Zoe Lofgren, the Silicon Valley Democrat, introduced a pair of bills last month on trade secret misappropriation, we puzzled over her purpose. ...more

8/1/2013 - CFAA Economic Espionage Act Misappropriation Proposed Legislation Theft of Trade Secrets Clarification Act Trade Secrets

This Day In Trade Secrets: “Sawing A Woman In Half” Trade Secret Protected By NY Appellate Court

On this day in 1922, the New York appellate division granted magician Horace Goldin an injunction against Clarion Photoplays, Inc., preventing it from disclosing in a motion picture his trade secret for “Sawing a Woman in...more

7/15/2013 - Injunctions Legal History Trade Secrets

White House Issues Another Strategy Plan To Protect U.S. Trade Secrets

Last week, the White House unveiled its “2013 Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator Joint Strategic plan,” a roadmap to help the Department of Homeland Security combat intellectual property theft in the next three...more

7/2/2013 - Barack Obama Counterfeiting Cyber Attacks DHS Patent Trolls Trade Secrets

Bulletproofing A Billion-Dollar Verdict: In A Case Of High Intrigue, DuPont Tries To Defend Its Kevlar Trade Secrets Win On Appeal

Double agents. Bribery. Top-secret industrial facilities. Code words. An undercover FBI operation, complete with a wire. The DuPont v. Kolon Industries trade secrets trial had all the elements of a spy novel...more

6/6/2013 - Appeals Bribery DuPont Indictments Injunctions Misappropriation Motions in Limine Trade Secrets Uniform Trade Secrets Acts

Mother’s Day Post: Mother And Son Accused Of Trade Secret Theft

In honor of Mother’s Day, we note a case in which mother and son were both accused of misappropriating trade secrets....more

5/13/2013 - Misappropriation Theft Trade Secrets

BREAKING NEWS: Don’t Mess with Texas Trade Secrets: Lone Star State Becomes 48th State to Adopt Uniform Trade Secrets Act

In the battle to harmonize trade secret law, Texas was the Alamo—the biggest state to hold out against the rising tide of states adopting the Uniform Trade Secrets Act. But the Lone Star State is an outlier no more. Today...more

5/3/2013 - Misappropriation Trade Secrets Uniform Trade Secrets Acts

The Real Lesson of Chinese Cyberhacking

There’s been a lot of news lately about the Chinese military allegedly launching cyber attacks to steal U.S. trade secrets. This has gotten people riled up, including the President of the United States, who issued a 5-point...more

5/1/2013 - China Cyber Attacks Cybersecurity Hackers Misappropriation Trade Secrets

It’s Not Just Boilerplate! Best practices for drafting collaboration agreements to protect your IP

In This Presentation: - 1. The collaboration conundrum - 2. The Tekmira case: a cautionary tale Outline - 3. Best practices for drafting specific provisions Please see full presentation below for more...more

3/18/2013 - Boilerplate Language Confidentiality Agreements License Agreements Non-Disclosure Agreement Patents Supervision and Collaboration Agreements Trade Secrets

IP Alert: White House Launches Effort to Curb Trade Secret Misappropriation

On February 20, 2013, the White House issued a report outlining a new plan to combat trade secret theft from U.S. businesses. Faced with the escalating theft of U.S. trade secrets and noting “the crucial role of trade...more

2/22/2013 - Cyber Espionage Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Protection Economic Espionage Act Exports Information Sharing Misappropriation Theft Theft of Trade Secrets Clarification Act Trade Secrets

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