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Liquidated damages, a permanent injunction, and attorneys’ fees awarded for violating non-disclosurenon-compete agreement and preliminary injunction

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 31 2014

In a well-written recent opinion concerning violation of both a confidentialitynon-compete agreement and a preliminary injunction, a federal judge

Wyoming Supreme Court upholds non-compete prohibiting sale of booze at bowling alley

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 18 2013

Owner of bowling alley promises not to sell alcoholic beverages in competition with neighboring restaurant and bar. The owner and operator of a

California federal court allows non-signatory to arbitration agreement to compel arbitration in trade secrets dispute

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 25 2013

A federal district court in the Northern District of California recently found that a non-signatory to an arbitration agreement may enforce that

Tidings of data theft and coal: California Federal Court holds that trade secret misappropriation statute preempts claim for misappropriation of confidential non-trade secret data

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 24 2012

There was only coal delivered for California employers in a recent California federal decision in which the Court refused to permit a plaintiff to proceed

$4.38 million verdict in Utah federal court for malicious trade secrets misappropriation

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 11 2012

A Utah federal judge recently held that a jury’s compensatory damages award of $2.92 million for misappropriating trade secrets was supported by the evidence and was not excessive

Legal standards for evaluating a petition to award attorneys' fees to a defendant in a trade secret misappropriation case

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 18 2012

Section 4 of the Uniform Trade Secrets Act provides, in part, that if "a claim of misappropriation is made in bad faith... the court may award reasonable attorney’s fees to the prevailing party."

No cause of action under Georgia's or Utah's trade secrets statutes for misappropriation of confidential and proprietary information not qualifying as trade secret

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 25 2012

Thanks to a recent decision of the Georgia Supreme Court, the assignee of confidential and proprietary information has found itself in a Catch 22 dilemma, precluded from suing under the state’s trade secrets statute because the information did not qualify as trade secrets but prohibited by that statute from bringing related common law claims

Utah appellate court holds that "confidential" price list is not a trade secret but a contract bid could be, and Uniform Trade Secrets Act preempts common law claims based on misusing confidential information not a "trade secret"

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 21 2012

In a recent, lengthy decision involving allegations of deceitful acts and unfair competition, the Utah Court of Appeals largely affirmed the lower court’s grant of summary judgment to the defendants with respect to a complaint alleging misappropriation of proprietary data and related conduct

After Ohio jury finds trade secret misappropriation but awards zero damages, trial judge enters injunction order but sets royalty payment as alternative

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 10 2012

A manufacturer engaged an independent contractor to improve the efficiency of certain machinery