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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

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

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

Former Sanofi chemist pleads guilty to extensive trade secret theft

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 23 2012

On January 17, 2012, Yuan Li, a former research scientist with Sanofi Aventis, pled guilty to one count of violating 18 U.S.C. 1832 (the section of the Economic Espionage Act dealing with commercial economic espionage

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

Top 10 2011 developmentsheadlines in trade secret, computer fraud, and non-compete law

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

We have compiled a list of the top 2011 developmentsheadlines in trade secret, computer fraud, and non-compete law

Connecticut court has jurisdiction over Canadian defendant charged with misappropriation of Canadian company’s trade secret emails

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 10 2013

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals has reversed a Connecticut federal court's order dismissing for lack of personal jurisdiction a Connecticut

Parties in high profile sports agent dispute in California involving trade secret and non-compete issues throw off the gloves

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

The case of Mintz v. Mark Bartelstein & Associates dba Priority Sports & Entertainment, recently filed in the Central District of California, provides an interesting look at both non-compete and trade secret law, as seen through the world of a sports agent

Despite allegations that something fishy was occurring, Kentucky federal district court rules that Texas corporate defendant was not subject to personal jurisdiction in trade secret misappropriation suit

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

MPI, a Texas company, went to Kentucky and allegedly attempted to hire two Luvata employees, Foster and Meredith

Preliminary injunction issued by Nebraska federal district court to level the playing field in trade secrets dispute

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 13 2013

A federal district court in Nebraska recently issued a significant preliminary injunction preventing trade secret misappropriation and unlawful