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Federal Court in California Rules on DTSA’s “Extraordinary” Ex Parte Seizure Remedy

by Fisher Phillips on

When the Defend Trade Secret Act (“DTSA”) was enacted last year, there was much debate on the remedy provision permitting the ex parte seizure of property. Such an order would not only direct the seizure of information...more

HALLOWEEN TREAT: Judge’s October 31 Order Adds $21 Million to Jury’s $70 Million Award for Trade Secret Theft

On October 31st of this year, a district judge in Massachusetts granted a motion for enhanced damages in a theft of trade secrets case, adding an additional $21 million to a $70 million jury award. The theft of trade...more

Food Fight: America’s Test Kitchen v. Chris Kimball

If, like me, you’re a fan of PBS and its soothing, soft-focus, food-related shows (ahem, Great British Bake-off), you were probably devastated when you heard that longtime host Chris Kimball, was leaving America’s Test...more

Flash Drive Design May Support Copyright Infringement Claim

by McDermott Will & Emery on

Addressing claims of copyright infringement and misappropriation of trade secrets, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed in part and reversed in part the district court’s summary judgment in favor of the...more

How the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 Affects Employers and What You Need To Do Now

Almost all employers have information that they consider confidential and/or trade secrets, such as strategic plans for their business, financial information, research and development efforts, certain customer information...more

The Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016: A New Federal Claim for Misappropriation

What is Coca-Cola’s secret recipe? How does Thomas’ English Muffins get all those “Nooks & Crannies”® in its muffins? And how does Krispy Kreme make its signature lighter-than-air doughnuts? These are the type of trade...more

Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 Impacts Employers

On May 11, 2016, the President signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA), amending the existing Economic Espionage Act and impacting employers across the United States. Almost all employers have information that they...more

House of Representatives Passes the “Defend Trade Secrets Act”

by McGuireWoods LLP on

On April 27, 2016, the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA), sending it to the White House for President Obama’s promised signature. When it is signed into law, the...more

Trade Secrets on the Brink of Federal Protection

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

Last week, a major federal law aimed at protecting businesses’ trade secrets overwhelmingly passed the U.S. House of Representatives and appears nearly certain to be signed into law by President Obama. The Defend Trade...more

The Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 – Key Takeaways

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

The Senate and House passed the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA) on April 11 and April 27, 2016, respectively. President Obama previously indicated that he will sign DTSA into law. Below is a brief synopsis of DTSA's...more

Federal "Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016" Passes in Congress Today: How the DTSA Affects Your Business

by Akerman LLP on

Over the past decade, as companies moved into a digital world, so too moved their most valuable assets and proprietary information. As a result, the United States witnessed a significant uptick in data theft and...more

Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act Clears the Senate: Is the Uniform Act on Life Support?

The U.S. Senate has unanimously approved a bill increasing the protections available to companies for their commercial secrets. The Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA or the Act) provides for the first time a truly...more

Virtual Learning: The Scope of Preemption Under the California Uniform Trade Secrets Act

Companies seeking protection under the California Uniform Trade Secrets Act (“CUTSA”) should consider the effects of CUTSA preemption on their litigation strategy. Under the well-known Silvaco Data System v. Intel Corporation...more

Betwixt and Between: Finding Specificity in Trade Secret Misappropriation Cases

Trade secret misappropriation cases create a unique problem for courts. The parties become quickly embroiled in litigation over the misappropriation of trade secrets, sometimes with only bare-bone allegations of those trade...more

10 Tips for Minimizing Company Liability for Terminating Employees who Steal Trade Secrets

by Carlton Fields on

When your company uncovers evidence that an employee misappropriated trade secrets it must act swiftly. The company may want to fire the employee to protect itself from the potentially devastating consequences. But how can...more

Do You Have To Be The Owner Of A Trade Secret To Sue For Misappropriation?

by Brooks Pierce on

Can an exclusive licensee of a trade secret sue for its misappropriation? Maybe, even though North Carolina's version of the Uniform Trade Secrets Protection Act reserves the right to sue to an "owner." N.C. Gen. Stat....more

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