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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


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


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


Alabama federal court issues decision regarding measuring the “amount in controversy” when the plaintiff’s state court trade secret misappropriation complaint is silent as to the amount of damages and the defendant removes the case to federal court
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • August 23 2012

A recent Alabama federal court decision discusses how to determine the “amount in controversy” when a state court trade secret misappropriation case is removed to federal court based on diversity of citizenship, but the complaint is silent as to the amount of damages demanded


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


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


Texas Appellate Court affirms multi-million dollar jury verdict for trade secret misappropriation in gas drilling dispute
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • January 10 2014

Under Texas law, disclosure of a trade secret to potential investors to enable them to decide whether to invest does not destroy secrecy. Those who


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


Employee’s competition with former employer restricted despite absence of signed non-compete
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • May 21 2014

The former employer failed to prove that the parties entered into an effective non-compete agreement, and also failed to prove that the ex-employee