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FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 184-Marc Bohn on the Mead Johnson FCPA Enforcement Action
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 182-Kate Atkinson on the Miller Chevalier Summer 2015 FCPA Report
Polsinelli Podcast - Federal Circuit Delays Sandoz Biosimilar Launch
Talking PTAB with Bob Steinberg
Indefiniteness Before the PTAB
Compiling Successful IP Solutions for Software Developers
Protecting IP Through Employment Law
Collaborating Before The PTAB
Is Biotech Patentable Subject Matter?
The U.S. Trademark Use Requirement and Associated Risks and Strategies for Chinese Applicants
Wearables and the Future of Intellectual Property Law
BakerHostetler Partner Paul Karlsgodt Discusses Privacy Class Actions
Polsinelli Podcasts: Cloud Computing, From Cybersecurity to Confidentiality Issues
BakerHostetler Partner Alan Friel Talks Big Data and Data Collection
Is The Deck Stacked Against Patent Owners In The PTAB?
BakerHostetler's Tanya Forsheit Discusses Cloud Computing
Drafting Software Patents In A Post-Alice World
Enforcement Challenges For Biotech Patents
PATIENT PRIVACY IN AN ERA OF SOCIAL MEDIA
Now more than ever, employers must take active steps to protect their confidential information and trade secrets from the prying eyes of competitors. In our digital age, trade secrets can be misappropriated in an instant, and...more
In This Issue:
- Judgments; Legislation; and Reports.
- Excerpt from Judgements:
17 August 2015 - Bourke v Coroners Court  VSC...more
When Alabama Governor Robert Bentley signed House Bill 352 into law on June 11, 2015, he repealed Alabama’s bare bones restrictive covenant statute and replaced it with a detailed codification of much of Alabama’s restrictive...more
A few years back, we had a client – a manufacturing business – that decided to sue an ex-employee for stealing its trade secrets. Our client had developed a process that was unique. Using this process, it was able to...more
Face it. No matter what industry you are in and no matter how big your company, there will come a day when one of your most valuable employees doesn't work there anymore. When that happens, it's natural to feel disappointed...more
At a time when an ex-employee’s newly created company was subject to an injunction prohibiting misappropriation of his former employer’s supposed trade secret, the new company allegedly used that confidential information on a...more
Fitbit better watch its step because Jawbone has a serious bone to pick with its competitor.
On May 27, 2015, Jawbone, a maker of wearable fitness and activity tracker devices, filed suit in California state court...more
Employee trade secret theft is a serious problem, and getting worse. According to an analysis of federal court cases filed over a 58-year period, 85 percent of trade secret theft was committed by employees or business...more
Every company has trade secrets (so-called “crown jewels”)– confidential business and technical information – that if exposed, could result in lost sales, competitive advantage or the ability to further innovate....more
Non-disclosure agreements (“NDA”), or confidentiality agreements, are useful in a variety of contexts, including between teaming partners, contractors and subcontractors, as well as employers and employees.
When your business depends on a carefully-crafted public image, you do not want the public to know how hard you work to maintain that image. These days, that includes preventing your employees from revealing too much via...more
The craft brewing industry is exploding and there is no sign of it slowing down in the upcoming years. In 2010, the Brewers Association reported 1,813 breweries in the United States. As of 2013, there were over 2,800...more
Hawaii joined the small list of states that prohibit certain non-compete agreements with employees.
On June 26, 2015, Hawaii’s governor David Ige signed Act 158 which voids any “noncompete clause or a nonsolicit clause...more
In this Issue:
- IRS Issues Guidance on Portability:
The IRS recently issued final regulations that provide guidance on the federal estate and gift tax applicable exclusion amount, in general, as well as the...more
As is obvious from our many posts on the subject, we here at IP Legal Forum are big fans of the show “Silicon Valley.” That said, its season finale could have used more Jared Dunn (can we give him a spin-off already?), as...more
Those involved in drafting, negotiating, or litigating covenants-not-to-compete in Alabama have long known that Alabama’s statute books seldom provide ready answers on this particular topic. The text of current Alabama Code...more
I can't remember the last time that the Business Court granted a motion opposing the designation of a case as a mandatory complex business case. And since the Business Court Modernization Act went into effect in October...more
THE COUNTRY -
New Zealand is an island nation in the South Pacific with a population of approximately four million five hundred thousand people from a diverse range of ethnic backgrounds. A significant majority of the...more
Congress is getting into the non-compete business. Citing the use of non-compete agreements by companies such as Jimmy John’s sandwich shops, Senate Democrats recently introduced a bill—called the Mobility and Opportunity...more
A few weeks ago, Jawbone, a fitness tracking hardware and software maker, sued its arch-rival Fitbit, alleging that Fitbit lured its employees away to obtain access Jawbone’s confidential information and product plans. How...more
One of the worst kept secrets is the experienced and expected growth in healthcare IT. In 2013, over $650 million was invested into healthcare IT companies, and the trend is continuing to grow. Combined with the fact that...more
It’s common for customers or clients to want to stick with the person who has been handling their account even when that person moves to a different company. But this situation can create serious issues around trade secrets...more
As an employment lawyer, I cannot tell you how many times a panicked employer contacts me when they learn that their confidential, proprietary trade secret information left along with the hot-headed, disgruntled recently...more
Given the large workforces and importance of intellectual property and trade secrets in the automotive industry, automotive companies rely heavily on confidentiality provisions in employment agreements and employee handbooks....more
On May 7, 2015, Judge Gregory McGuire of the North Carolina Business Court denied defendants’ motion to dismiss a claim that a physician’s assistant breached non-competition and non-solicitation provisions in her employment...more
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