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Jury Awards $58.7 Million for Trade Secret Misappropriation After Technology Disclosure Pursuant to NDA

On March 6, in a U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas case, Texas Advanced Optoelectric Solutions (TAOS) Inc. obtained a verdict against Intersil Corp. (Nasdaq: ISIL) for trade secret misappropriation, breach...more

3/12/2015 - Breach of Contract IP Litigation Jury Awards Misappropriation Patent Infringement Patents Tortious Interference Trade Secrets

Protecting Innovation and Competitive Advantage: Trade Secrets v. Patents

Patents have long been a method of protecting business innovation. However, before any patent is obtained, confidential innovation that has economic value and is not generally known may already be a trade secret, if it is the...more

3/10/2015 - Misappropriation Proposed Legislation Trade Secrets Uniform Trade Secrets Acts

Hallmark Cards Awarded $47 Million for Misappropriation of Four-Year-Old Market Research

The number of data theft/trade secret cases that go to trial is growing, as are the size of the verdicts. For example, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals recently upheld a $47 million total recovery for Hallmark Cards for...more

9/30/2014 - Hallmark Market Research Misappropriation Popular Theft Trade Secrets

European Union To Adopt Union-Wide Trade Secrets Law

In a move heralded by businesses and intellectual property attorneys alike, the European Commission recently indicated that, on Nov. 27, 2013, it will adopt a proposed directive to harmonize national laws making a comparable...more

11/22/2013 - EU European Commission Misappropriation Trade Secrets Uniform Trade Secrets Acts

Decisions Highlight Split In Application Of Computer Fraud And Abuse Act

Trade secret claims have historically derived from state common law causes of action and, subsequently, most states’ adoption of the Uniform Trade Secrets Act, which codifies that common law and generally proscribes the...more

4/25/2013 - CFAA Federal Jurisdiction Misappropriation Trade Secrets Uniform Trade Secrets Acts US v Nosal

Congress Acts To Strengthen Federal Trade Secret Protection

On December 28, 2012, President Obama signed into law the Theft of Trade Secrets Clarification Act of 2012, (the TTSCA), S. 3642, which broadens the scope of the Economic Espionage Act of 1996 (18 U.S.C. Sections 1831-39)....more

1/16/2013 - Aleynikov Economic Espionage Act Espionage Misappropriation Theft of Trade Secrets Clarification Act Trade Secrets US v Aleynikov

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