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Obama Administration Antitrust Enforcers Take Last-Minute IP Licensing Actions

by Holland & Knight LLP on

As the Obama Administration drew to a close, its antitrust enforcers took two actions of note for those involved in intellectual property (IP) licensing. The first, the joint release by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)...more

How Will Criminal Trade Secret Prosecutions Fare Under President Trump?

by Perkins Coie on

For many companies, protecting intellectual property is a significant concern made more difficult in recent years by the persistent efforts of foreign agents to steal valuable trade secrets. Analysis of public sources...more

One of Obama Administration’s Final Mandates: Non-Competes Should Be The Exception, Not The Rule

With all the hubbub over the Presidential election, it would not be hard to overlook some of the Obama administration’s final moves. Recently, the White House issued a call to action to state legislators to ban non-compete...more

White House Issues State Call To Action To Ban Certain Non-Compete Agreements

by FordHarrison on

On October 25, 2016, the Obama Administration issued a “State Call to Action on Non-Compete Agreements.” This call to action is part of President Obama’s Executive Order directing states to increase competition for workers...more

White House Weighs in on Ongoing Non-Compete Battle

As states continue to struggle with the pros and cons of non-competes, the White House has recently weighed in, siding largely with critics of non-competes. In Non-Compete Agreements: Analysis of the Usage, Potential Issues,...more

The White House is Interested in Non-Compete Reform

by Fisher Phillips on

President Obama is expected to sign the Defend Trade Secrets Act, which passed with overwhelming, bipartisan support in the House and Senate in recent weeks (and about which we will have a lot more to say in the coming days)....more

US-China Cyber Deal Big on Promises, Short on Action

by LeClairRyan on

In the aftermath of recent cyberattacks attributed to China’s government and citizens, many observers prepared for a rather uncomfortable state visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping last week. Then, as President Xi began his...more

U.S. Considers Sanctions Against China For Cyber Hacking And Trade Secret Misappropriation

You may have missed it this past weekend, but reports indicate the United States is considering sanctioning Chinese companies and individuals who have benefited from their government’s alleged cyber hacking of U.S. trade...more

Secret Recipes: Fracking Fluid Fracas

Several of our previous posts have covered the trade secrets implications of laws that require disclosure of hydraulic fracturing fluid ingredients. As today’s method of hydraulic fracturing combined with horizontal drilling...more

U.S. Trade Representative Issues 2014 Special 301 Report

On April 30th, Ambassador Michael B.G. Froman, U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) issued the 2014 Special 301 Report. According to the USTR website, the "USTR is fully committed to unlocking opportunity for those Americans to...more

Administration Launches Strategy on Mitigating Theft of U.S. Trade Secrets

by McDermott Will & Emery on

The strategy announced on February 20, 2013, should serve as both a wake-up call from the government and an offer of assistance. Given the losses that can arise from competitors’ purposeful theft of trade secrets, entities...more

Obama Administration Tackles Trade Secret Theft Issue

Earlier this month, the Obama Administration issued its strategic report on mitigating the theft of U.S. trade secrets. A copy of the report is attached. The issuance of this report coincides with the release of a report by...more

Obama Administration Trade Secret Report Raises Important IP, Business, and Securities Issues

by Miller Canfield on

The Obama Administration’s recent “Strategy on Mitigating the Theft of U.S. Trade Secrets” makes clear the importance for businesses to be aware of and understand the international threats to their intellectual property, the...more

Obama Administration Reports on Efforts to Prevent Trade Secret Misappropriation

The Obama Administration issued a Report earlier this month, entitled "Administration Strategy on Mitigating the Theft of U.S. Trade Secrets," that sets forth its efforts to prevent trade secret misappropriation. The Report...more

The Storm Has Arrived: Cybersecurity, Risks And Response

by Michael Volkov on

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

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