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Software user does not acquire knowledge of trade secrets embodied in source code

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
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  • USA
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  • July 29 2010

A user of software containing source code misappropriated by the software developer from a competitor does not thereby acquire the requisite knowledge of the trade secrets embodied in the source code so as to violate the California Uniform Trade Secrets Act, a California appeals court ruled

Printouts of policyholder database files not protectable as trade secrets

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • July 29 2010

Policyholder information that was contained on printouts made from an insurance company electronic database by departing insurance agents was not protected under Connecticut trade secret law because the information was readily obtainable from physical policyholder files retained by the agents, a district court ruled