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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

UPDATE: A New Top 10 Disclosed Trade Secret Settlement

A new trade secrets settlement has shaken up our top 10 disclosed settlements of all time. Business Logic, a Chicago-based developer of financial software, reports that the investment firm Morningstar, Inc. has agreed to pay...more

7/21/2014 - Morningstar Settlement Trade Secrets

It’s The Real Deal: California Court Finds Trade Secret Protection For Ideas

Here’s a small-time Silicon Valley inventor’s worst nightmare: he shops his technology to a large multi-national company, but the company declines to implement his idea as pitched. Instead, the multi-national company turns...more

5/20/2014 - Digital Signature Standards Idea Theft Silicon Valley Trade Secrets

Pulling Back The Veil: Top 10 Disclosed Trade Secret Settlements

Litigation settlements can often be shrouded in secrecy, and trade secret litigation settlements are no different. Parties are often sworn to confidentiality, and court dockets are typically silent on the amount of...more

10/16/2013 - SEC Settlement Trade Secrets

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