Siddhartha Venkatasen

Siddhartha Venkatasen

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

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U.S. v. Yeh Illustrates The Challenges In International Trade Secrets Cases

On March 14, 2014, a Texas jury acquitted former Texas Instruments (“TI”) employee Ellen Chen Yeh on all counts brought against her arising from her admitted downloading of Texas Instruments proprietary information before...more

4/11/2014 - Employment Policies Texas Instruments Trade Secrets

CYBERSECURITY UPDATE: New Rules Require Defense Contractors To Protect Technical Information

The U.S. Department of Defense issued final rulemaking on November 18, 2013 that will require DOD contractors to protect from attack confidential technical information on their computer systems, and to report and cooperate...more

11/26/2013 - Contractors Cyber Attacks Cybersecurity Data Protection DOD

UPDATE: California Bill Requiring Fracking Chemical Disclosure Advances In Legislature

California is one step closer to requiring energy companies to disclose to state regulators the chemicals they use in hydraulic fracturing, also known as “fracking.”...more

6/3/2013 - Chemicals Disclosure Requirements Fracking Hazardous Substances Proposed Legislation

Time For The White House To Step In? Patchwork State Fracking Regulations Will Spawn FOIA And Trade Secrets Lawsuits

With a growing number of states demanding disclosure of its fracking recipes, the oil and gas industry is fighting to plug what it views as government-mandated leaks in its trade secrets pipeline....more

5/15/2013 - Disclosure FOIA Fracking Trade Secrets

The Ninth Circuit Clarifies Safe Harbor Rules in Veoh Victory

Last week, the Ninth Circuit further clarified the scope of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act’s (“DMCA”) safe harbor provision for online content providers. See UMG Recordings, Inc. v. Shelter Capital Partners LLC, No....more

3/20/2013 - Copyright DMCA Infringement Safe Harbors Veoh

Congress to Consider New 'Patent Troll' Legislation

On February 27, Congressional Representatives Peter DeFazio, D-Oregon, and Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, introduced a proposed bill intended to curb litigation initiated by Non-Practicing Entities (NPEs), or “patent trolls.” NPE...more

3/5/2013 - Attorney's Fees Legal Costs Patent Trolls Patents Proposed Legislation SHIELD Act

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