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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


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


Despite allegations that something fishy was occurring, Kentucky federal district court rules that Texas corporate defendant was not subject to personal jurisdiction in trade secret misappropriation suit
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • September 21 2012

MPI, a Texas company, went to Kentucky and allegedly attempted to hire two Luvata employees, Foster and Meredith


Employees strike back against former employer for alleged bogus claim of trade secret misappropriation
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • June 3 2014

A state court issued a preliminary injunction for alleged trade secret misappropriation, but the enjoined parties successfully used post-injunction


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


Award of damages for misappropriation does not preclude also awarding injunctive relief
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • June 22 2011

Clarifying the legal principle that an injunction will only be entered if there is no adequate remedy at law, the Ohio Court of Appeals held recently that an award of damages for past trade secret misappropriation is not inconsistent with, and does not preclude granting, injunctive relief to prevent future harm


Employer can be found liable for misappropriating an employee’s trade secrets
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • March 10 2015

A Chicago federal judge denied summary judgment to an employer alleged to have misappropriated and converted a subordinate's trade secrets. Stevens v


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


Federal Appellate Court finds motion to enjoin disclosure of confidential information should not be denied merely because the same information could have been acquired lawfully
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • October 28 2013

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, reversing a trial court's refusal to enter an order enjoining disclosure of confidential


Illinois federal court issues preliminary injunction prohibiting use of misappropriated trade secrets but rejects request for expanded injunction based on alleged “inevitable disclosure”
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • April 28 2013

A recent Illinois trade secrets and non-compete decision involving a 3D printing salesman serves as a reminder that some Illinois courts will