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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 -
Kidon IP

Outsourced Manufacturing and Trade Secrets: Internal Controls (Part 4)

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When a company, for the soundest of business reasons, is exploring placing its crown jewels, its intellectual assets, in the hands of a third party, proper internal controls are vital. A company’s internal controls may...more

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Franchisee 101: Trashing the Competition

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In a misappropriation of trade secrets action, a franchisor sued a prospective franchisee, claiming breach of a non-disclosure agreement ("NDA") by operating a competing business. The prospective franchisee signed the NDA...more

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Trade-secret protections are getting stronger – and other IP trends chemical companies need to know

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Trade secrets are fast becoming a crucial IP asset, and that’s good news for chemical companies – whose competitive advantage regularly comes not only from patented materials or products, but also erudite manufacturing...more

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Is A Corporation's Address A Trade Secret?

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"Cryptocurrency" is a hybrid word form from the Greek adjective, ???pt??, meaning hidden, and the Latin participle, currens, mean running or flowing.  The word "currency" is also derived from currens, perhaps based on the...more

Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP

You Wouldn’t Ask Your Barber To Clean Your Teeth – Hire A Trade Secret Litigator For Trade Secret Litigation

Trade secret litigation in California state and federal courts involves unique procedures and strategies not present in general employment or commercial litigation. Attorneys experienced and well versed in this specialized...more

Kidon IP

Outsourced Manufacturing and Trade Secrets: Risks & Benefits (Part 3)

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Nearly all manufacturing processes involve a significant number of intellectual assets. These assets may include registered intellectual property (designs, patents, copyrights, or trademarks) or unregistered trade secrets,...more

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When is hiring a competitor’s employee ‘racketeering’?

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When hiring new employees – especially those who are currently employed or who recently have been employed by a competing company or organization – it’s always a best practice to ask them if they are subject to an employment...more

TransPerfect Legal Solutions

Three Keys to Successfully Executing a Trade Secrets Investigation

In late March, our Research and Operations team looked into practice areas that will not only continue at the same pace during the pandemic, but potentially thrive. One of these was trade secret matters, which our research...more

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

Fifth Circuit Affirms Attorney’s Fee Award of $2.3 million in Misappropriation Case Against Former Employee who Failed to Comply...

On September 2, 2020, the Fifth Circuit declined to void a fee award of nearly $2.3 million in favor of an employer that had prevailed on its trade secret theft claim against its former employee, because the employee...more

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

Why Patents Can Matter In Trade Secret Cases

Why should companies considering trade secret litigation consider their patent portfolios? After all, trade secrets, by definition, are secret. They have value in the marketplace by virtue of not being disclosed. And like the...more

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Outsourced Manufacturing and Trade Secrets: Outsourced Manufacturing (Part 2)

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There are two common categories of outsourced manufacturing: toll manufacturing and contract manufacturing. While both these manufacturing options have distinct and clear characteristics, their strategic advantage is their...more

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JONES DAY PRESENTS®: Helping Clients with Trade Secret Protection

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Most trade secret misappropriation is the work of a company employee or former employee. Jones Day partners Andrea Weiss Jeffries, Steve Zadravecz, Rebecca Swindells, Dr. Christian Paul, and Jon Linas explain why strategic,...more

Kidon IP

Outsourced Manufacturing and Trade Secrets: An Economic Overview (Part 1)

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Since the beginning of the industrial age, companies have outsourced part of the manufacturing process to third-party providers. In the twentieth century, as manufacturing processes became more complex and distribution more...more

Mintz - Intellectual Property Viewpoints

Fact-Specific Inquiry: Deciding Between Trade Secret and Patent Protection

Innovations that are eligible for patent protection are often vital to a company’s revenue stream and profitability, but in some cases, opting for trade secret protection is a better strategic choice. Although some types...more

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JONES DAY PRESENTS®: Trade Secret Enforcement in the United Kingdom

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Trade secret misappropriation matters in the United Kingdom are governed by the EU's Trade Secrets Directive, which stipulates basic requirements for protection and enforcement across Europe. Partner Rebecca Swindells talks...more

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

Trade Secret Protection & the COVID-19 Cure: Observations on Federal Policy-Making & Potential Impact on Biomedical Advances

As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads throughout the United States and Americans anxiously await the arrival of a vaccine, biotech companies are grappling with the uncertainty of patent protection for COVID related biomedical...more

Mintz - Intellectual Property Viewpoints

Rules Of Engagement: Minimizing Trade Secret Disputes When Hiring Rival Employees

When companies consider bringing a new employee on board, the applicant’s prior experience is usually a significant factor in the decision-making process. If the prospective employee is coming from a rival company, ensuring...more

McDermott Will & Emery

Texas Appellate Court Clarifies Scope Of Remand

The Texas Fourth Court of Appeals found that a new trial on misappropriation and fraud claims must include a non-appealed breach of contract claim arising from the same set of facts. Title Source, Inc. v. HouseCanary, Inc.,...more

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Don’t Play Chicken With Court Orders: COVID-19 Is No Excuse for a Terminated Franchisee to Continue Using the Franchisor’s...

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In a decision of first impression issued last week, the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee held, in Gus’s Franchisor, LLC v. Terrapin Restaurant Partners, LLC, that the COVID-19 pandemic did...more

Mintz - Intellectual Property Viewpoints

Playing Fair: Protect Trade Secrets from Business Partners

Collaborating with other companies on new products, services, and promotions can help businesses boost revenue and increase their visibility, but one downside of such projects is the possibility of exposing trade secrets to...more

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Panama: Law that creates the special regime for the establishment and operation of multinational companies for the provision of...

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In the Official Gazette of September 1, 2020, Law 159 of August 31, 2020 (the “Law”) was published, which regulates the special regime for the establishment and operation of multinational companies for the provision of...more

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HouseCanary Weighs a Bird in Hand… Collect on a $210,000,000 Judgment or Retry the Entire Case

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Real estate startup HouseCanary made headlines when it secured a $700 million judgment against Title Source, Inc., now known as Amrock, in a trade secrets misappropriation case. In short, HouseCanary claimed that Amrock...more

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JONES DAY PRESENTS®: Trade Secret Enforcement in Spain

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Spain's Trade Secrets Law, enacted in early 2019, is expected to bring about significant changes to the country's business environment. Partner Marta Delgado Echevarría talks about the new protections in place for trade...more

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Myanmar's trade mark registry to start receiving applications on 1 October 2020

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Myanmar’s Ministry of Commerce has recently announced that, from 1 October 2020, it will start to accept trade mark applications from proprietors of trademarks which have been registered at Office of the Registration of...more

McDermott Will & Emery

Epic Punitive Damages Award Violates Due Process

Addressing the appropriateness of three separate damages awards totaling $520 million, the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit affirmed the lower court’s award of $140 million in compensatory damages, but found that...more

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