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Knocking out a trade secret claim--your own if you are not careful

  • Epstein Becker Green
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 24 2014

A recent federal court decision in California illustrates the care that plaintiffs should take when pleading their own claims in trade secrets cases

Conspiracy to sell trade secrets to Chinese companies brings conviction for economic espionage

  • Epstein Becker Green
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 6 2014

On March 5, 2014, the U.S. Attorney's Office in San Francisco secured the first-ever federal jury conviction on charges brought under the Economic

Pre-emption under the California Uniform Trade Secrets Act

  • Epstein Becker Green
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 9 2013

There are three important holdings from the recent California Court of Appeal opinion in Angelica Textile Services, Inc. v. Park, 220 Cal. App. 4th

Utah decision broadly construes the uniform trade secrets act's preemption provision

  • Epstein Becker Green
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 14 2012

In a decision recently issued by the Utah Court of Appeals, CDC Restoration & Construction, LC v. Tradesmen Contractors, LLC et al., the court broadly interpreted the preemption clause in the Uniform Trade Secrets Act (“UTSA”) to hold that it “preempts claims based on the unauthorized use of information, irrespective of whether that information meets the statutory definition of a trade secret.”

Failure to define trade secrets establishes subjective bad faith for attorneys' fees award under CUTSA

  • Epstein Becker Green
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 20 2013

California Courts have discretion to award attorneys' fees to a prevailing defendant in a trade secrets action where the commencement or continued

California Court of Appeal revisits CUTSA "preemption" of other tort claims

  • Epstein Becker Green
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 29 2013

California is one of the 47 states to have adopted the Uniform Trade Secrets Act. Among other things, "CUTSA," as it is sometimes referred to in

Trade secret theft conviction of former Motorola engineer affirmed by Seventh Circuit

  • Epstein Becker Green
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 2 2013

Thirteen months ago, we blogged about Hanjuan Jin, a former Motorola software engineer who was sentenced in the United States District Court for

Texas adopts Uniform Trade Secrets Act; New York, Massachusetts and North Carolina remain lone holdouts

  • Epstein Becker Green
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 16 2013

On May 2, 2013, the Texas Uniform Trade Secrets Act (UTSA) was signed into law by Governor Rick Perry. The new law becomes effective on September 1

New Jersey federal court decision concerning flavor & fragrance formulas presents enforcement conundrum for trade secret owners

  • Epstein Becker Green
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 11 2013

When an employee trusted with access to trade secret information leaves to join a competitor, many former employers have concerns. Merely warning a

Eighth Circuit holds that a compilation of otherwise public information can be a trade secret

  • Epstein Becker Green
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 22 2011

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit recently held that compilations containing only minimal secret information nevertheless qualified for trade secret protection because the substantial investment involved in preparing them gave their owner a competitive advantage and because the owner undertook reasonable efforts to maintain their secrecy by labeling them with a proprietary legend and only distributing them to parties which signed a confidentiality agreement