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Texas Appellate Court Affirms Injunctive Relief and $2.8 Million Award in Attorney’s Fees Against Former Employee in Trade Secret Misappropriation Case
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • September 1 2016

A Texas Court of Appeals held on August 22, 2016, that a former employer was entitled to $2.8 million in attorney’s fees against a former employee


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


Sales of $8,000 stemming from trade secret misappropriation results in liability for $1.3 million
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • July 23 2015

At a time when an ex-employee's newly created company was subject to an injunction prohibiting misappropriation of his former employer's supposed


We Traced The Trade Secret Leak It’s Coming From Inside The Business
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • August 3 2016

Protecting trade secrets from employee theft requires more than using an NDA when onboarding new employees. If businesses want to protect


Federal Precedents Under the DTSA Have Arrived
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • August 1 2016

While the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 ("DTSA") has only been in effect for a few months, the first wave of cases raising DTSA claims have


Employee data theft and corporate hacking surveys point to need for additional federal trade secrets legislation
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • April 22 2013

Today is the deadline for public comments requested by the Obama Adminstration on any proposed changes to federal law to combat trade secret theft


Frequently asked questions regarding trade secret disputes and employment risks answered
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • September 18 2015

In today's post, we have answered some of the most frequent and significant questions that we are asked about trade secret disputes and employment


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


Protecting company information when employees bail: California alternatives to employee non-compete agreements
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • March 23 2013

How does a California employer prevent its business from walking out the door along with a departing employee? In most jurisdictions, the employer


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