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General counsel update September 2014

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Australia, China, European Union, Hong Kong, Russia, United Kingdom, USA
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  • September 29 2014

The London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) Court's new rules come into force on 1 October 2014 and are to apply to any arbitration

Virginia Supreme Court overturns multi-million dollar "goodwill" damages award in trade secrets conspiracy case

  • Epstein Becker Green
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  • USA
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  • June 13 2012

One of the most elusive forms of damage that a company may suffer when its trade secrets are misappropriated or its former employees breach their post-employment restrictive covenants is the loss of goodwill

Customer list not secret enough

  • Sherman & Howard LLC
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  • USA
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  • May 9 2013

An employer was unable to protect the confidentiality of its customer list, because it failed to present any evidence that the list was worthy of

Federal courts address question of employer-employee ownership of business-related social media accounts

  • Fenwick & West LLP
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  • USA
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  • June 5 2012

The question of whether an employer is entitled to trade secret protection over social media accounts used for business purposes is unfolding in several well-publicized cases currently pending in federal courts throughout the country

State AGs in the news

  • Dickstein Shapiro LLP
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  • USA
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  • June 19 2014

Apple Inc. has agreed to settle the antitrust class action lawsuit brought by 33 AGs and consumers alleging that it conspired with publishers to fix

Non-competition v. unfair competition in California

  • Foley & Lardner LLP
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  • USA
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  • July 29 2011

We all know that California does not permit enforcement of non-compete agreements

Judge Karas: Mark Papermaster will inevitably disclose IBM trade secrets in working for Apple

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
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  • USA
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  • November 25 2008

On November 21, 2008, Judge Kenneth Karas of the Southern District of New York published his November 7, 2008 Amended Opinion and Order granting IBM's Motion for Preliminary Injunction against former IBM executive Mark Papermaster

Ninth Circuit reverses course on Computer Fraud & Abuse Act

  • Fisher & Phillips LLP
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  • USA
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  • May 16 2011

More often than not when a management law firm informs its clients of recent case developments, the news is not good

The "authorized access" issue under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

  • Epstein Becker Green
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  • USA
  • -
  • June 2 2010

Earlier this year, Aon Risk Services Northeast Inc. (“Aon”) brought suit in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York against Marsh USA Inc., Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (together, “Marsh”), and three former employees

Printing hard copies of stolen source code: the difference between freedom and incarceration in the Second Circuit

  • Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
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  • USA
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  • August 13 2013

Whenever an appeals court kicks off a 65-page opinion by describing you (or your client) as a thief, and posits that the question before it is