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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

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

Are employer social networking accounts protectable trade secrets?

  • Epstein Becker Green
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 13 2012

Social media has become an increasingly important tool for businesses to market their products and services

Criminal conviction affirmed by Ninth Circuit for trade secret theft

  • Epstein Becker Green
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 12 2014

On November 5, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, in an unpublished disposition, issued its opinion in U.S. v. Suibin

Failure to follow the court's preliminary injunction in a trade secrets case results in default

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

In what turned out to be a disastrous result for defendants, a Massachusetts Court issued a default judgment against certain salespeople who left

Former paint company technical director sentenced to 15 months in federal prison for trade secret theft

  • Epstein Becker Green
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 13 2010

Last September, we wrote about David Yen Lee, a former technical director for a painting and coating company who pled guilty to downloading trade secrets from a secure computer system and transferring them to external thumb drives with the intention of using the trade secrets for the benefit of another

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

California resident forced to litigate non-compete and trade secrets case in Illinois

  • Epstein Becker Green
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 20 2014

A threshold tactical decision in virtually every non-compete and trade secret case is where to file the suit. This decision is particularly important

Law professors object to new Trade Secrets Acts proposed in Congress

  • Epstein Becker Green
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 10 2014

As we have previously noted, Congress this year is actively considering two bills that would create a federal private right of action for trade

Keeping trade secrets secret is key

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

Failure to protect corporate trade secrets had dire consequences for AGC, Inc., a Connecticut aviation component manufacturer forced to file a