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State Court holds employers must protect trade secrets from independent contractors
  • Fisher & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • February 12 2014

A recent Massachusetts Superior Court decision held that employers risk losing trade secrets and confidential information if they do not protect that


There must be proof in that trade secret pudding
  • Fisher & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • February 7 2014

Okay, maybe the word "proof" is a bit too strong. But a recent decision from the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida


When is it okay for an employee to steal trade secrets?
  • Fisher & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • January 24 2011

When is it okay for an employee to steal trade secrets? According to the New Jersey Supreme Court, the answer is when an employee is trying to preserve evidence of discrimination


Federal trade secret legislation proposal gains new life
  • Fisher & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • May 5 2014

The prospects for federal trade secret legislation has heated up again as there appears to be bipartisan support for a new bill. After failing in


Sealing judicial records in trade secret litigation
  • Fisher & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • September 13 2011

It is not uncommon for parties in trade secret and non-compete litigation to ask the court for permission to file documents under seal


Even Hooters has trade secrets
  • Fisher & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • October 2 2011

Hooters recently sued a competitor, La Cima Restaurants, alleging widespread misappropriation of trade secrets


Top five non-compete and trade secret issues to watch for in 2011
  • Fisher & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • January 3 2011

In April of 2010, the Texas Supreme Court agreed to review an appellate court decision that will require the Court to answer the following question: can money serve as consideration for a non-compete?


Smart decisions by multi-national companies can keep trade secret cases in US courts
  • Fisher & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • November 7 2010

Multi-national corporations operating in the United States often question whether their trade secrets will receive adequate protection in foreign markets


Former Société Générale trader convicted of stealing proprietary source code; stage set for Goldman Sachs source code prosecution
  • Fisher & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • November 21 2010

Much attention has been paid to the criminal prosecution of Samarath Agrawal, former trader at Société Générale, for allegedly misappropriating the source code that fueled the high-frequency trading algorithms used by Société Générale


HP's lawsuit against Mark Hurd -- an uphill battle?
  • Fisher & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • September 14 2010

Much has been written about Hewlett-Packard's recently filed case against its former CEO Mark Hurd following his acceptance of a job as president of Oracle