Mona Amer

Mona Amer

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

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Final TPP Language on Trade Secret Protection Disclosed

On October 5, 2015, years of protracted negotiations of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (“TPP”) concluded. The TPP is a proposed trade agreement between 12 Pacific Rim nations that lowers trade barriers such as...more

10/22/2015 - China Compliance Cyber Espionage Intellectual Property Protection Popular Private Right of Action Tariffs Trade Secrets Trans-Pacific Partnership Uniform Trade Secrets Acts

Will We See Federal Trade Secret Legislation Passed This Year?

In January of this year, we noted that trade secret protection has lately been on the minds of lawmakers in Washington, and that federal trade secret legislation was very close to being enacted. While nothing is pending at...more

5/21/2015 - Commerce Clause Defend Trade Secrets Act Equitable Relief Ex Parte Intellectual Property Litigation Jurisdiction Remedies Statute of Limitations Trade Secrets U.S. House UTSA

State Water Resources Control Board Gets New Tools to Fight Fraud on Underground Storage Tank Cleanup Fund

Senate Bill No. 445 ("SB 445"), signed into law by California Governor Brown late last year, makes several significant changes to the Barry Keene Underground Storage Tank Cleanup Trust Fund Act of 1989 ("The Fund Act"). The...more

3/24/2015 - Criminal Penalties Fraud Petroleum Underground Storage Tanks Water Resources Control Board

On Obtaining and Asserting Both Trade Secret and Patent Protection: The ITC and Federal Circuit Weigh In

We’ve written previously about how intellectual property owners can obtain both patent and trade secret protection in the same technology. A case out of the Federal Circuit illustrates that IP holders sometimes choose to...more

10/16/2014 - ITC Patents Technology Trade Secrets

Good Things Come To Those Who Wait: $26 Million

Trade secret misappropriation cases often are won or lost quickly and early at the preliminary injunction stage of the case. However, today we report on the results of a slow moving, long-running trade secret case that...more

6/13/2014 - Confidentiality Agreements Former Employee Jury Awards Jury Verdicts Misappropriation Non-Solicitation Agreements Trade Secrets

Trade Secrets Trend To Watch In 2014: Government Regulations Requiring Public Disclosure Of Proprietary Information

In the New Year, one of the trade secret trends we’re watching is the ongoing tension between a company’s interest in preserving its proprietary information and the public’s demand to know more about the goods or services it...more

1/3/2014 - FOIA Labeling Pharmaceutical Industry Public Disclosure of Private Facts Trade Secrets Transparency

Don’t Do the Crime If You Can’t Do The Time: Top 10 Criminal Trade Secret Sentences

Trade secret theft can expose defendants not only to multi-million dollar civil verdicts but also to multi-year prison sentences. Trade Secrets Watch reviewed federal criminal trade secrets sentences since the Economic...more

9/23/2013 - CFAA Criminal Prosecution Economic Espionage Act Sentencing Theft Trade Secrets

Power Move: Referring Trade Secrets Theft To The Government For Criminal Prosecution

You’ve just discovered that an employee who recently left your company took your company’s valuable trade secrets with him to his new employer. What are your options?...more

5/29/2013 - Attorney's Fees CAFA Criminal Prosecution Investigations Restitution Trade Secrets

Internal Investigation Fees Awarded To Goldman Sachs

On Monday, February 25, Goldman Sachs won its bid to force former director Rajat K. Gupta to pay legal fees it incurred while investigating Gupta’s insider trading activities. In October 2012, Gupta was sentenced to two years...more

3/5/2013 - Attorney's Fees Goldman Sachs Internal Investigations Mandatory Victim's Restitution Act Morgan Stanley Rajat Gupta SEC

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