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Inside views: the intersection of trade secret law and social media privacy legislation
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • August 25 2015

Eric Barton authored the following article on August 20, 2015 in Intellectual Property Watch summarizing several recent cases addressing trade secret


Webinar recap! State Specific Non-Compete Oddities Employers Should Be Aware Of
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • August 20 2015

We are pleased to announce the webinar "State Specific Non-Compete Oddities Employers Should Be Aware Of " is now available as a


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


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


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


Trade secret protection: what are reasonable steps?
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • July 31 2015

Regional and national laws are increasingly focusing on the specific steps that companies should take to protect trade secrets. In the 1996 World


Bad practices for interviewing competitors’ employees and dealing with departing employees
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • April 30 2014

California is a unique jurisdiction because of its public policy against certain employee noncompetition agreements and post-termination restrictions


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


Tips for avoiding liability for trade secret misappropriation concerning the hiring and departure of employees
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • May 9 2014

As companies face increasing competitive and financial pressures, management is understandably consumed with running the day-to-day operations of the


Texas adopts the Uniform Trade Secrets Act
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • May 3 2013

On May 2, 2013, Texas Governor Rick Perry signed into law the Texas Uniform Trade Secrets Act. The new law adopts a version of the Uniform Trade