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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

Your licensee knows your confidential, proprietary technology and just acquired your main competitor: can you sue for threatened trade secret misappropriation?

  • Foley & Lardner LLP
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  • USA
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  • March 28 2011

A federal court in Washington State issued a ruling last week in Edifecs, Inc. v. Tibco Software, Inc., further limiting grounds for seeking trade secret relief arising out of the acquisition by a licensee of the licensor’s primary competitor

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

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

5 privacy and data security measures that can protect your company against trade secret theft

  • Covington & Burling LLP
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  • USA
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  • April 5 2013

At a recent forum in New York, a team of Covington lawyers addressed the growing concern among companies that their most valuable assets could leave

Protecting trade secrets with a mobile workforce and telecommuters

  • Jackson Lewis PC
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  • USA
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  • March 18 2013

Regardless of where one stands philosophically on the merits of working from a physical office where greater collegiality can be fostered, versus

Hurricane Sandy and crisis management

  • Ogletree Deakins
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  • USA
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  • October 30 2012

Hurricane Sandy is leaving a wake of destruction in major cities across the East Coast that can have a devastating effect on your business, management, employees, and customers

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

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