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Protecting trade secrets using non-disclosure agreements
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada, USA
  • April 12 2017

Recent US case law has raised the possibility that the common practice of including an expiry date in a non-disclosure agreement may lead to an inadvertent loss of trade secret protection

Court’s Newest Member Has Trade Secret Protecting Track Record
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • April 10 2017

Before the Defend Trade Secrets Act (“DTSA”) became federal law in the spring of 2016, Supreme Court watchers would likely care little about

Second Shot at Anti-SLAPP Motion Fails in Trade Secrets Dispute Involving Former Beer Worker
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • March 30 2017

A California federal district court has recently given employers a small victory against former employees who misappropriate trade secrets and assert

Key Employee Going to a Competitor - Managing Trade Secret and other Risk
  • FisherBroyles LLP
  • USA
  • March 28 2017

Your key employee walks in (or sends an e-mail after disappearing) and says that they are leaving to join (or start) a competitor. What now? There

Challenge to Hague Service Convention - U.S. Supreme Court oral argument
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • March 28 2017

On March 22, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear arguments on the issue of international service of process in the case of Water Splash v

First Published Opinion From New Business Court Judge Conrad
  • Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey & Leonard LLP
  • USA
  • March 28 2017

Business Court Judges don't have to issue written Opinions in cases granting Preliminary Injunctions. (G.S. 7A-45.3 limits the obligation to issue a

Texas Court Holds Mere Possession and Opportunity to Use Trade Secrets is Sufficient for Misappropriation
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • March 22 2017

The San Antonio Court of Appeals recently held that an applicant for a temporary injunction in a trade-secret-misappropriation case under the Texas

Even If a Trial Court Denies Your Injunction, If Your Request Is Well-Founded, Consider an Immediate Appeal
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • March 17 2017

In non-compete matters, it is often said that trial judges dislike enjoining individuals and will go out of their way to avoid doing so. A recent

A Tale of Two Secrets
  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • USA
  • March 8 2017

Many departing employees take company materials with them, such as business information, technical documents, experimental protocols or computer code

Trends & Insights: The Defend Trade Secrets Act Nine Months Later
  • Dentons
  • USA
  • February 28 2017

It has been nine months since enactment of the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) (18 U.S.C. 1832, et seq.), which amended the Economic Espionage Act