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The World in US Courts: Winter 2014: Orrick's Quarterly Review of Decisions Applying US Law to Global Business and Cross-Border...

The global law firm Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP is pleased to announce the Winter 2014 issue of The World in US Courts: Orrick's Quarterly Review of Decisions Applying US Law To Global Business and Cross-Border...more

Did You Do Enough to Protect Your Trade Secrets?

On January 21, 2014, Mozaffar Khazaee, a naturalized American who maintained dual citizenship with his native Iran, was indicted in Connecticut on two counts of interstate transportation of stolen property, which carries with...more

Legislative Update Report No. 2013-23 -- Dec 13, 2013

In This Article: Federal Government; Alberta; British Columbia; Manitoba; New Brunswick; Newfoundland; Northwest Territories; Nova Scotia; Nunavut; Ontario; Prince Edward Island; Québec/Quebec; Saskatchewan; and Yukon....more

Triaging Trade Secret Theft

As the size, complexity, and interconnectedness of modern companies’ IT infrastructures has increased, so too has the risk of corporate espionage and cyber attacks targeting companies’ intellectual property. In-house and...more

Can Reverse Payments In Patent Settlements Constitute Criminal Cartel Conduct?

It is a well-established and universally accepted principle of competition law that a payment by one competitor to another competitor not to enter a market is anticompetitive, and in Australia since 2010 a criminal offence....more

HTC Execs Arrested For Allegedly Selling Trade Secrets To China: Why U.S. Companies Should Take Note

The recent arrest and likely prosecution of three executives at Taiwanese smartphone giant HTC Corporation may foreshadow an era of tougher prosecutions under Taiwan’s newly amended Trade Secrets Act. Although the arrests...more

Protecting Trade Secrets In Russia

The primary laws governing Russian trade secrets are the Information Law and the Trade Secret Law. The Civil Code, the Labor Code, the Criminal Code, and the Code of Administrative Offenses provide additional statutory...more

Website Operator Permitted to Revoke Access of Previously Authorized User Under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) (18 U.S.C. § 1030) levies penalties on a person who "intentionally accesses a computer without authorization or exceeds authorized access, and thereby obtains... information from any...more

Bill Bandwagon: Senators Draft Measure To Expand The Economic Espionage Act

Yet another federal trade secrets bill may soon join the growing stack of legislation already under consideration in Congress. ...more

Take 5 Newsletter: Restrictive Covenants, Federal Trade Secret Enforcement Initiative, Uniform Trade Secrets Act, Liability for...

In the area of trade secrets and non-compete law, there continue to be notable developments at the state and federal levels. Here are five recent ones. ...more

Global Connection - May 2013: Counterfeit Electronic Components in the Supply Chain—Avoiding and Coping with U.S. Customs...

On May 21, 2012, the Senate Armed Services Committee issued a report of its inquiry into counterfeit parts in the Department of Defense Supply Chain. The Committee’s report stated that the problem of counterfeit electronic...more

Distribution in China – Legal Issues Part IV. Drafting the Distribution Contract

“Distribution in China – Legal Issues” is a four-part series. Part I discussed the business models and legal structures most commonly used for distribution in China. Part II looked at important issues to consider in the...more

The Storm Has Arrived: Cybersecurity, Risks And Response

Every day the headlines report another Fortune 500 company suffering a hacking incident. For companies, the hack itself creates substantial risks of economic devastation caused by the theft of valuable trade secrets. Add to...more

The Rising Threat Of Trade Secrets Theft

One of the drawbacks of a global economy is the rise in trade secret theft. In the absence of a seamless global enforcement infrastructure foreign actors have had little fear of being caught and suffering any consequences. ...more

Congress Raises the Stakes for Theft of Trade Secrets with Passage of Two New Laws

The old adage that crime does not pay rings particularly true in the aftermath of two pieces of recent legislation aimed at raising the penalties for trade secret theft: the Theft of Trade Secrets Clarification Act and the...more

Theft of Trade Secrets Clarification Act of 2012: A Powerful New Weapon for Businesses

On December 28, 2012, the President signed the Theft of Trade Secrets Clarification Act of 2012, which significantly expands trade secret protection by extending criminal penalties to the theft of a wider class of trade...more

Amendments to the Economic Espionage Act Broaden Trade Secret Protection

Protecting and enforcing trade secrets in the United States has historically been challenging. Recent amendments to the Economic Espionage Act of 1996 (the "EEA"), which criminalizes theft of trade secrets, broaden the scope...more

Global Connection - November 2012

In This Issue: - Editor’s Letter - Please Tell Me How This Ends: Determining a Client’s Status in a Grand Jury Investigation - ITC Section 337 Practice: Beyond Patent Infringement - Conference Highlights —...more

The Reality of Compliance: The Individual Employee

I have had more than one corporate general counsel tell me that anti-corruption compliance is not very effective in protecting against foreign bribery. Their argument is that a company’s compliance program boils down to the...more

Murphy – 2, Football Association Premier League – 2

On 4 October 2011 the Court of Justice (the "CoJ") handed down its much awaited judgment on questions referred to it from the English High Court. The questions related to two joined cases, including Ms. Murphy's well...more

Levelling the playing field

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) today gave its judgment in cases brought by the FA Premier League (FAPL) and its licensing partners against the sellers and users of satellite TV decoder cards shipped from Greece to the UK...more

End of the Annual Compliance and Ethics Training Flea Dip

In an article in the July/August edition of the ACC Docket entitled “Rethinking the Annual Compliance and Ethics Flea Dip”, author James Nortz discusses the annual compliance and ethics training program that most...more

Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Industries IP Update

This is the February 2011 installment of Sutherland's “Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Industries IP Update.” These updates are intended to inform our readers about intellectual property (IP) developments in the shooting,...more

The FCPA, Financial Institutions and a Rude Awakening

As reported in today’s FCPA Blog, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is investigating “whether bank and private equity firms violated the [FCPA] in their...more

Can Breaching a Contract Be Computer Fraud?

Court in ticket resale case says ‘yes,’ if it results in unauthorized access, an essential element of the crime. The U.S. Department of Justice has brought a Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) prosecution in New...more

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