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California federal court holds that trade secret misappropriation defendant need not respond to plaintiff's discovery requests until provided with identification of information claimed to have been stolen
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • January 12 2012

The trend of some recent judicial decisions seems to reflect an increasing concern by courts that, notwithstanding trade secret misappropriation plaintiffs’ understandable reluctance to disclose proprietary information in more detail than absolutely necessary, they must describe with considerable specificity whatever is alleged to have been purloined


Preliminary injunction entered after Texas federal court concludes that ex-employee “inevitably” will disclose his former employer’s trade secrets
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • July 24 2014

An employee entered into non-compete and confidentiality agreements with his employer. Following his resignation from that company, he went to work


2015 Trade Secrets Webinar Series Year in Review
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • December 15 2015

The first webinar of the year, led by Michael Wexler, Robert Milligan and Daniel Hart, reviewed noteworthy cases and other legal developments from


Many courts are reluctant to permit parties to redact filed documents, or to file them under seal, even when they contain trade secrets
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • March 25 2015

In a patent infringement case pending in a California federal court, the defendant moved for summary judgment. The parties jointly requested leave to


Massachusetts judge finds statutory trade secrets misappropriation, despite contrary jury verdict in parallel common law action, and awards plaintiff draconian injunctive relief and millions of dollars in damages, fees and costs
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • November 30 2011

When the evidence of trade secret misappropriation and resulting substantial damages is compelling, defendants should expect to get hammered in court


Federal Court Rejects Employer’s Trade Secret and Computer Fraud and Abuse Act Claims
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • February 29 2016

An ex-employee's former employer sued him for alleged violations of the Kansas Uniform Trade Secrets Act (KUTSA) and the federal Computer Fraud 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


Despite Evidence That Ex-Employee Violated Customer Non-Solicitation Covenant, Injunction Denied Because No “Irreparable” Harm
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • May 6 2016

Touzot was an employee of ROM, a seller of products used in making balsa wood model planes and boats. His employment agreement included a


Federal Circuit reverses lower court’s ruling that plaintiff’s trade secret misappropriation and conspiracy claims were untimely and unprovable
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • January 12 2015

The Federal Circuit recently held that the dismissal of a trade secrets complaint for failure to state a justiciable claim was not warranted merely


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