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Recent source code trade secret theft conviction
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • May 5 2015

The Manhattan District Attorney’s office last week prevailed over Sergey Aleynikov, the former Goldman Sachs high frequency trading programmer


Court of Appeal reinstates malicious prosecution case against Latham & Watkins
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • September 3 2014

On April 17th, 2012, we blogged about a malicious prosecution claim brought against Latham & Watkins in Los Angeles Superior Court. The suit alleged


Pre-emption under the California Uniform Trade Secrets Act
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • December 9 2013

There are three important holdings from the recent California Court of Appeal opinion in Angelica Textile Services, Inc. v. Park, 220 Cal. App. 4th


Guilty plea highlights cost of complicity in trade secrets theft
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • August 26 2014

For some time, the media has covered the prosecution of a former Citadel, LLC employee, Yihao Pu, for allegedly stealing Citadel's trade secrets. The


California resident forced to litigate non-compete and trade secrets case in Illinois
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • May 20 2014

A threshold tactical decision in virtually every non-compete and trade secret case is where to file the suit. This decision is particularly important


Eighth Circuit holds that a compilation of otherwise public information can be a trade secret
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • December 22 2011

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit recently held that compilations containing only minimal secret information nevertheless qualified for trade secret protection because the substantial investment involved in preparing them gave their owner a competitive advantage and because the owner undertook reasonable efforts to maintain their secrecy by labeling them with a proprietary legend and only distributing them to parties which signed a confidentiality agreement


Are employer social networking accounts protectable trade secrets?
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • April 13 2012

Social media has become an increasingly important tool for businesses to market their products and services


Court enjoins former American Airlines employee from further web postings of confidential information
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • September 11 2012

Last week, American Airlines and one of its former employees, Gailen David, entered in to an agreed permanent injunction which prohibits David from disseminating certain confidential, proprietary or trade secret information through any medium


Multi-million dollar trade secret heist results in federal criminal plea
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • September 7 2010

In the latest example of a significant international trade secret theft resulting in a federal criminal prosecution, chemist David Yen Lee recently pleaded guilty in federal court in Chicago to "knowingly and without authorization" possessing one or more trade secrets of his former employer Valspar Corporation ("Valspar") with intent to convert them "to the economic benefit of someone other than the owner


Trade secret theft conviction of former Motorola engineer affirmed by Seventh Circuit
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • October 2 2013

Thirteen months ago, we blogged about Hanjuan Jin, a former Motorola software engineer who was sentenced in the United States District Court for