Mike Gilleran

Mike Gilleran

Adler Pollock & Sheehan P.C.

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Defendants’ Stratagems and Plaintiffs’ Counters in Trade Secret Litigation

Every invention starts out as a trade secret. Not all stay that way. Some become patents. Some get licensed. Some remain trade secrets and become spectacular commercial successes. Others get misappropriated. ...more

7/16/2014 - Inventions Misappropriation Patent Litigation Patents Trade Secrets

Rapid Changes in Standards for Fees in IP Disputes

Background of Attorney’s Fees in Patent Disputes - Old Patent Act Standard – The Patent Act by its express terms permits a prevailing party, whether a plaintiff-patentee or defendant-competitor, to recover its...more

5/30/2014 - Attorney's Fees Brooks Furniture Defend Trade Secrets Act Exceptional Case Octane Fitness v. ICON Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents Popular SCOTUS Uniform Trade Secrets Acts

Summary Update On The Law Of Chapter 93a

Standards Governing Business Claims Under 93A ¦ Higher standard applies for business plaintiffs. More decisions confirm that a business plaintiff must make a higher showing of defendant wrongdoing in order to...more

5/22/2014 - Bad Faith Business Litigation Chapter 93A Class Action Liability Unfair Competition Unfair or Deceptive Trade Practices

Enhanced remedies in IP disputes under 93A

The march of dominance of Chapter 93A in intellectual property disputes continues unabated in Massachusetts. The reason? Chapter 93A provides enhanced remedies of an automatic award of attorneys’ fees and up to three times...more

9/23/2013

2013 Update on Chapter 93A

1. Standard governing liability under 93A - Higher standard applies for business plaintiffs – More decisions confirm that a business plaintiff must make a higher showing of defendant wrongdoing in order to prevail...more

3/12/2013 - Chapter 93A Class Action Copyright Non-Compete Agreements Patents Standing Trade Secrets

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