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Employer can be found liable for misappropriating an employee’s trade secrets

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 10 2015

A Chicago federal judge denied summary judgment to an employer alleged to have misappropriated and converted a subordinate's trade secrets. Stevens v

An employee is stealing company documentsthat can’t be protected activity, right?

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 3 2013

A supervisor discovers that an employee has recently downloaded thousands of pages of confidential Company billing and financial information, and

Conversion claim for theft of confidential information not preempted by trade secrets act

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 4 2013

Can Oregon employers bring conversion claims against employees who misappropriate confidential information without having their claims preempted by

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

California federal court hammers defendant for destroying evidence in trade secret rift

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 2 2012

A California federal district court judge recently issued a contempt citation and sanction award of $73,000 against a defendant in a trade secret misappropriation dispute for violating a court order to preserve evidence pending a hearing on a temporary restraining order

Law school exam-type trade secret complaint survives a specific pleading challenge in Colorado federal court

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

As discussed in today's trade secrets webinar entitled "Pleading, Proving and Protecting Trade Secrets in Litigation," in an all to common theme, the plaintiff in L3 Communications Corporation v. Jaxon Engineering & Maintenance, Inc. et al., 2012 WL 1020516 (D.Colo. March 27, 2012) contended that several of its former employees devised a plan to leave L3 and create a competing business entity regarding specialty electronic equipment by using, among other things, misappropriated, customer lists and pricing data

In a case of first impression, a New York state court requires specific pleading of a trade secret cause of action before proceeding with discovery

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 3 2012

In what has been a growing trend across the country, on April 20, 2012, a New York state court has required that a plaintiff specifically plead its trade secrets in detail before proceeding with discovery

Employee’s competition with former employer restricted despite absence of signed non-compete

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 21 2014

The former employer failed to prove that the parties entered into an effective non-compete agreement, and also failed to prove that the ex-employee

Failure to require confidentiality agreement dooms misappropriation of trade secrets claim

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 14 2014

A recent Massachusetts Superior Court (Court) decision serves as a reminder that employers must take affirmative steps to protect information that

Chinese espionage latest target: Liquid Paper

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 11 2014

Spell check features in word processing programs sent correction fluid the way of the buggy whip. Walter Liew and Robert Maegerle, however, saw a $28