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A Trade Secret is any information, not generally known or easily ascertainable, by which an enterprise develops an economic advantage over competitors or customers. In order to maintain trade secrets'... more +
A Trade Secret is any information, not generally known or easily ascertainable, by which an enterprise develops an economic advantage over competitors or customers. In order to maintain trade secrets' protected legal status, enterprises must make reasonable efforts to keep the information secret and prevent unnecessary disclosure.  Trade Secrets may include processes, formulas, methods, designs, patterns, et cetera.   less -
Holland & Knight LLP

Trade Secrets and Non-Disclosure Agreements

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The owner of a trade secret must take reasonable measures to keep the information secret in order to claim protection under the federal Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) or state trade secrets acts. Yet, in order to conduct...more

Knobbe Martens

Enforcing a Non-Compete Agreement? – One Size Does Not Fit All

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Two high-end, off-price fashion brands are duking it out over an employee jumping ship from Century 21 Department Stores, LLC to Rue Gilt Groupe. On November 5, 2018, Century 21 sued Rue Gilt Groupe and Berenice Arcuri in...more

Jones Day

DOJ Launches China-Focused Criminal Enforcement Initiative

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The new "China Initiative" is intended to respond to perceived U.S. national security threats from China. The U.S. Department of Justice ("DOJ") has announced a new criminal enforcement initiative that targets China, with...more

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

California Federal District Court Grants TRO And Preliminary Injunction To Protect Trade Secret Customer Lists

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A California federal district court recently granted a TRO and preliminary injunction against a general manager who allegedly misappropriated customer information from his previous employer in violation of the California...more

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Fiduciary Duties With Respect To Trade Secrets For Dual Or Multiple Directors

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The purpose of this short paper is to ‘join the dots’ between a director’s fiduciary duties and especially a person holding dual or multiple directorships and trade secrets....more

Hogan Lovells

Artificial Intelligence IP roundup 2018

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In our Global IP Outlook for 2018 we flagged the following key areas of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to consider for developments over the year. This post collates our related LimeGreen IP insights… and then some. ...more

Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.

Tax Compliance Giant Not In Compliance? PTP OneClick Asserts Patent Infringement And Trade Secret Misappropriation Claims Against...

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Avalara, best known for its comprehensive suite of SaaS-based tax compliance solutions, found itself on the defensive after competitor PTP OneClick filed a lawsuit in October in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern...more

Orrick - Trade Secrets Group

To Patent Or Not To Patent? Preserving Trade Secret Status During Prosecution

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Amid a growing body of unsettled law regarding the patentability of software and business methods patents, companies are increasingly choosing to maintain their valuable innovations as trade secrets rather than risk a...more

McDermott Will & Emery

Failure to Comply with Local Rules Risks Entry of Default Judgment

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The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit upheld the entry of a default judgment against a copyright infringement and trade secrets defendant who ignored several district court orders and warnings regarding compliance...more

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

A Technical Approach to Mitigating Supply Chain IP Theft - ncbarblog.com

When most people think about cybersecurity, they think of breaches of consumer personal information. And who can blame anyone for that, just look at the headlines for the latest breach of a major hotel chain and FIVE HUNDRED...more

Hogan Lovells

The Polish Constitutional Court limits the right of information under the Enforcement Directive

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Polish law provides for the right of information on the origin and distribution networks of the goods or services which infringe an intellectual property right, as dictated by the Directive 2004/48/EC on the enforcement of...more

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

2018 Trade Secrets And Non-Competes Webinar Series Year In Review

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Throughout 2018, Seyfarth Shaw’s dedicated Trade Secrets, Computer Fraud & Non-Competes Practice Group hosted a series of CLE webinars that addressed significant issues facing clients today in this important and ever-changing...more

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

5 KEY TAKEAWAYS: Trade Secrets 2018: What Every Lawyer Should Know

Kilpatrick Townsend partner Audra Dial recently spoke about “Trade Secrets 2018: What Every Lawyer Should Know” as part of a panel at a Practicing Law Institute seminar in San Francisco. Please see full article below for...more

Holland & Knight LLP

Craft Brewer Failed Attempt to Use Trade Secret Laws to Close the Door on Glassdoor Reviews

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The public's increasing reliance on anonymous product and company reviews posted online often gives rise to complaints by the subjects of those reviews, especially when the reviews are negative or critical, and threaten to...more

Orrick - Trade Secrets Group

Titanic Texas Trade Secrets Verdict Contested as Colossal Collusion

A $700 million jury award for trade secrets misappropriation and fraud is the product of a collusive scheme to deceive the jury, claims title insurance and valuations provider Amrock, formerly known as Title Source, in its...more

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

New Trade Secrets Law for France

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On July 31st, 2018, France adopted a law on trade secret protection, loi n°2018-670 (hereafter “French Trade Secret Law“). The aim of this French Trade Secret Law is to offer companies protection for their economic and...more

Sherman & Howard L.L.C.

Corporate Mole Bound By Preliminary Injunction

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We’ve seen it over and over. Employees, including top sales people, leave their job and start a competing company in the same city. But they want to take “their” clients with them. In a recent Pennsylvania case, the...more

Knobbe Martens

Patent Law Update for Medical Device Companies 2018 (Presentation)

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Knobbe Martens Partners Paul Conover, Irfan Lateef, and Curtis Huffmire presented "Patent Law Update for Medical Device Companies 2018" at the MedTech Innovation Summit in San Francisco, CA on November 28, 2018. This session...more

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

The Limits Of “Taking The Lead Early”: A Dismissal Without Prejudice Will Not Support Defend Trade Secrets Act Attorney’s Fees

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On November 13, 2018, the United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, affirmed the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas’s denial of prevailing party attorneys’ fees in a matter of first impression...more

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Former Protocol Members Are Stepping Up Their Restrictive Covenant Enforcement

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As we have discussed on this Blog over the past several years, the Protocol for Broker Recruiting (“Protocol”) allows for reciprocal poaching of brokers....more

GableGotwals

Confidential agreements typically valid 2 to 5 years

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This The Oklahoman Article features Gable Gotwals attorney Jeff Haughey. Q: Why are confidentiality agreements used? A: Confidentiality agreements (CAs) provide that certain information is confidential and how that...more

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

5th Circuit Provides Guidance On The Scope Of Louisiana Uniform Trade Secrets Act’s Preemption Provision

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It is well known that courts interpreting their respective states’ versions of the Uniform Trade Secret Act (“UTSA”) have not uniformly applied UTSA’s preemption provision....more

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP

November 2018: Trial Practice Update

Computer Forensic Evidence in Trade Secret Cases. Trade secret litigation is on the rise. Perhaps the most common fact pattern involves an allegation that one or more former employees stole confidential information from a...more

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C.

MarkIt to Market - November 2018: Food for Thought

Earlier this month, the Court of Justice of the European Union held that the taste of a food product cannot be classified as a work protectable by copyright. This decision appears to be in line with U.S. Copyright law,...more

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

DOJ Announces ‘China Initiative’ to Investigate and Prosecute Chinese Companies

On November 1, 2018, then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) “China Initiative” with the objective of countering perceived national security threats to the United States from...more

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