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$16 million awarded by arbitrator against 50 Cent in trade secret spat

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 16 2014

In a case out of Florida involving the rapper known as "50 Cent" an arbitrator found the rapper liable for trade secret misappropriation, among other

False reports of trade secret theft can result in defamation and libel claims against the reporter

  • Fredrikson & Byron PA
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 16 2014

A California state court recently permitted the defamation and libel claims of Lan Lee, a former employee of NetLogic Microsystems, to move forward

State-by-state smackdown news: Massachusetts to decide whether to ban noncompetes

  • Zuckerman Spaeder LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 29 2014

Momentum continues to build in Massachusetts for that state to adopt the California model and ban the enforcement of employee covenants not to

Customer lists by another name social media and trade secrets - part 1

  • Fisher & Phillips LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 4 2013

Employers are well aware of the various implications that the social media explosion has on the workplace. The various issues created by Facebook

Top 10 developmentsheadlines in trade secret, computer fraud, and non-compete law in 2012

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 31 2012

As part of our annual tradition, here is our list of the top 10 developmentsheadlines in trade secret, computer fraud, and non-compete law for 2012

Trade secret lawsuit filed against heavy metal band regarding “drum set loop coaster”

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 17 2012

On September 20, 2012, a trade secret misappropriation lawsuit was filed against rock star drummer Tommy Lee and his band Mötley Crüe in Los Angeles Superior Court

“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

Alleged breach of non-disclosure agreement related to 3D technology at issue in new California suit involving Hollywood heavyweights

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 26 2012

In a legal matchup involving some Hollywood heavyweights, Thomas Randolph filed suit in Los Angeles Superior Court recently, alleging he was defrauded out of his stake in a prominent 3-D movie technology venture

Indiana appellate court finds that Indiana Uniform Trade Secrets Act preempts common law misappropriation and civil conversion claims in mixed martial arts broadcasting dispute

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 20 2012

The Court of Appeals of Indiana recently reversed and remanded a 2008 suit brought by the North American Boxing Council (NABC) against HDNet LLC (HDNet), in which the NABC alleged that HDNet stole its idea for a mixed martial arts (MMA) broadcast series after the parties had discussed a broadcast arrangement that never materialized into a formal contract

My friends are your friends? U.S. court rules that an employer’s myspace “friends” list can be a trade secret

  • Dentons
  • -
  • Canada, USA
  • -
  • June 22 2012

In a decision that may one day be cited by Canadian courts on the extent of an employer’s rights over its social media properties, the United States District Court for Colorado has ruled that an employer’s MySpace Profile and “Friends” list can qualify as trade secrets