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Jury’s $920 million trade secret misappropriation verdict vacated

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 9 2014

In a stunning per curiam ruling, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals last week vacated a judgment of nearly $1 billion, and a 20-year non-compete

If confidential information constituted a trade secret on the date it was misappropriated, the misappropriation is actionable

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 4 2012

A district court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin recently held that even though misappropriated information no longer was a trade secret on the date the wrongdoer was sued, a misappropriation lawsuit may be maintained if the information qualified as a trade secret on the date of the wrongdoing

Filing a patent application covering a misappropriated trade secret held to constitute a "use" which justifies $600,000 in compensatory damages

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 6 2012

Quoting Section 40, comment c, of the Restatement (Third) of Unfair Competition, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals held recently that “Any exploitation of the trade secret that is likely to result in injury to the trade secret owner or enrichment to the defendant” constitutes a “use” giving rise to liability for misappropriation

Illinois federal court issues preliminary injunction prohibiting use of misappropriated trade secrets but rejects request for expanded injunction based on alleged “inevitable disclosure”

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 28 2013

A recent Illinois trade secrets and non-compete decision involving a 3D printing salesman serves as a reminder that some Illinois courts will

Despite allegations that something fishy was occurring, Kentucky federal district court rules that Texas corporate defendant was not subject to personal jurisdiction in trade secret misappropriation suit

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 21 2012

MPI, a Texas company, went to Kentucky and allegedly attempted to hire two Luvata employees, Foster and Meredith

Massachusetts judge finds statutory trade secrets misappropriation, despite contrary jury verdict in parallel common law action, and awards plaintiff draconian injunctive relief and millions of dollars in damages, fees and costs

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 30 2011

When the evidence of trade secret misappropriation and resulting substantial damages is compelling, defendants should expect to get hammered in court

Texas Appellate Court affirms multi-million dollar jury verdict for trade secret misappropriation in gas drilling dispute

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 10 2014

Under Texas law, disclosure of a trade secret to potential investors to enable them to decide whether to invest does not destroy secrecy. Those who

Protected status of trade secrets may be lost by not insisting on confidentiality

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 11 2013

A recent decision of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims highlights the difficulty the owner of trade secrets faces in trying to market products while

April Fools' Day prank leads to trade secrets litigation

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 7 2012

A recent federal decision from Connecticut confirms the notion that information knowingly posted on the Internet by its owner cannot constitute a protectable trade secret

“Prior restraint” doctrine may preclude enjoining a newspaper from publishing misappropriated trade secrets

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 3 2012

A reporter for a business publication somehow obtained information contained in a privately held company’s confidential interim financial statements