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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

Employees strike back against former employer for alleged bogus claim of trade secret misappropriation

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 3 2014

A state court issued a preliminary injunction for alleged trade secret misappropriation, but the enjoined parties successfully used post-injunction

Alabama federal court issues decision regarding measuring the “amount in controversy” when the plaintiff’s state court trade secret misappropriation complaint is silent as to the amount of damages and the defendant removes the case to federal court

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 23 2012

A recent Alabama federal court decision discusses how to determine the “amount in controversy” when a state court trade secret misappropriation case is removed to federal court based on diversity of citizenship, but the complaint is silent as to the amount of damages demanded

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

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

Employee’s competition with former employer restricted despite absence of signed non-compete

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 21 2014

The former employer failed to prove that the parties entered into an effective non-compete agreement, and also failed to prove that the ex-employee

Preliminary injunction entered after Texas federal court concludes that ex-employee “inevitably” will disclose his former employer’s trade secrets

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 24 2014

An employee entered into non-compete and confidentiality agreements with his employer. Following his resignation from that company, he went to work

Federal Appellate Court finds motion to enjoin disclosure of confidential information should not be denied merely because the same information could have been acquired lawfully

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

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, reversing a trial court's refusal to enter an order enjoining disclosure of confidential

“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

Considerations in determining whether to grant to a prevailing trade secret misappropriation plaintiff a permanent injunction in addition to substantial damages

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

When a plaintiff alleging trade secret misappropriation obtains a judgment for substantial damages, the award may serve solely to compensate for past wrongs, or it may redress both past and future injuries