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In a case of first impression, a New York state court requires specific pleading of a trade secret cause of action before proceeding with discovery

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
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  • USA
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  • May 3 2012

In what has been a growing trend across the country, on April 20, 2012, a New York state court has required that a plaintiff specifically plead its trade secrets in detail before proceeding with discovery

Law school exam-type trade secret complaint survives a specific pleading challenge in Colorado federal court

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
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  • USA
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  • April 24 2012

As discussed in today's trade secrets webinar entitled "Pleading, Proving and Protecting Trade Secrets in Litigation," in an all to common theme, the plaintiff in L3 Communications Corporation v. Jaxon Engineering & Maintenance, Inc. et al., 2012 WL 1020516 (D.Colo. March 27, 2012) contended that several of its former employees devised a plan to leave L3 and create a competing business entity regarding specialty electronic equipment by using, among other things, misappropriated, customer lists and pricing data

New Jersey adopts variation of Uniform Trade Secrets Act

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

With Governor Chris Christie’s signature on January 9, 2012, New Jersey became the 47th state to adopt a form of the Uniform Trade Secrets Act (UTSA

At long last, New Jersey passes Trade Secrets Act

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 9 2012

Legislation intended to help protect the trade secrets of New Jersey businesses has been signed into law by Gov. Christie

What does it take to plead a claim for trade secret misappropriation claim under the Uniform Trade Secrets Act?

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 23 2011

In Eastman Chemical Company, v. Alphapet Inc., et al., Civ. Action No. 09-971-LPS-CJB 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 127757 (Dist. DE) (November 4, 2011) (unpublished) Plaintiff Eastman Chemical Company ("Eastman" or "Plaintiff') filed an amended complaint alleging patent infringement, breach of contract and trade secret misappropriation

At long last, New Jersey is poised to pass the "New Jersey Trade Secrets Act"

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 16 2011

New Jersey is one of the four remaining states that have not adopted some or all of the provisions of the Uniform Trade Secrets Act (Massachusetts, New York and Texas are the others), but instead NJ courts have relied wide range of common law decisions in order to establish a trade secret misappropriation claim

Failure to specifically identify trade secrets in a complaint does not bar a complaint in New Jersey Federal Court

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 27 2011

A growing number of courts across the country have required plaintiffs to specify with particularity the trade secret that they are accusing a defendant of stealing, and that plaintiffs’ refusal to do so could result in dismissal of the claim