Sonia Elizabeth Valdez

Sonia Elizabeth Valdez

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

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Bad Times for Patent Trolls: What the Government Is Doing to Protect Small Businesses

Patent assertion entities—‘‘PAEs’’ or, if you are in a bad mood, ‘‘patent trolls’’—have been around in one form or another for decades. In the past few years, however, their ranks have grown. According to a U.S. Government...more

5/22/2014 - GAO Patent Reform Patent Trolls Patents Small Business

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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