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Trending issues in the prosecution of trade secret theft

  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 3 2014

A year ago, we reported on a recent important change to the Economic Espionage Act ("EEA"), making the theft, transmission, or receipt of trade

Illinois appellate courts fractured over legitimate business interest test

  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 17 2010

Just over a month ago, the Second District Illinois Appellate Court found that its sister court's decision in Sunbelt Rentals, Inc. v. Ehlers, 394 Ill. App. 3d 421, 432 (4th Dist. 2009), to eliminate the "legitimate interest" test as a prerequisite to enforcement of post-employment non-compete agreements "warranted consideration."

Fifth Circuit affirms dismissal of international trade secret dispute

  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 21 2013

Even as the Obama administration is announcing an effort to crack down on international trade secret theft, the Fifth Circuit has released a ruling

Triaging trade secret theft

  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 13 2013

As the size, complexity, and interconnectedness of modern companies' IT infrastructures has increased, so too has the risk of corporate espionage and

Chalasani revisited: misappropriating ex-employee permanently enjoined

  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 28 2011

We previously reported on the filing of a trade secret misappropriation case, Banc of America Securities, LLC, et al. v. Chalasani, in federal court in New York, Index No. 10 cv 7681, in which B of A sought injunctive relief against a former employee who downloaded and transferred electronically without permission proprietary trading strategies and other non-public information. B of A had announced reductions-in-force on September 21, 2010

Lexus reprised

  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 18 2011

In the Toyota v Tabari, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals 2010 decision, the pro se defendants prevailed

Trade secret litigation: it's getting criminal

  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 4 2011

One would think that a civil jury award of $1.3 billion (even one that may be subsequently reduced by a judge to $272 million) would provide sufficient warning to companies about the perils of trade secret litigation. But, as the long-running dispute between SAP AG and Oracle Corporation makes clear, defendants should be concerned not just about the possibility of an adverse civil judgment, but also the possibility that matters can get much worse

Trade secret vs. patent protection: consider FOIA or public records requests

  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 13 2014

With patents coming under increasing scrutiny at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board ("PTAB") in conjunction with changes to the patent laws brought