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Inevitable disclosure doctrine held inapplicable to failed business transaction
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • September 3 2015

An Illinois appellate court recently rejected applying the inevitable disclosure doctrine in a trade secret misappropriation spat arising out of a


Utah Supreme Court: misappropriation of trade secrets presumes irreparable harm
  • Holland & Hart LLP
  • USA
  • September 2 2015

A Utah employer has dodged a $229,482 fee award and can continue its lawsuit against a former employee for misappropriation of company trade secrets


Utah court employs strong presumtion against employee when trade secrets are involved
  • Snow Christensen & Martineau
  • USA
  • September 2 2015

The Utah Supreme Court recently issued a sweeping decision favoring the employer in a case involving misappropriation of trade secrets and


Louisiana federal court cautions against seeking enforcement of invalid noncompete agreements
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • August 31 2015

In what should serve as a cautionary tale to employers with noncompete agreements, a federal court in the Eastern District of Louisiana allowed an


Employer’s action for misappropriation of trade secrets against former in-house counsel who engaged in competitive activities not subject to anti-SLAPP motion
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • August 6 2015

There are indeed limits to the reach of the anti-SLAPP statute, particularly in the trade secret context. In West Hills Research and Development, Inc


Go head over heels to protect trade secrets
  • Poyner Spruill LLP
  • USA
  • July 27 2015

Face it. No matter what industry you are in and no matter how big your company, there will come a day when one of your most valuable employees


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


Trade secrets misappropriation suit over solicitation of employees
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • June 3 2015

In Cypress Semiconductor Corporation v. Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. the California Court of Appeal affirmed a trial court’s award of attorneys’


Trade secrets: measuring damages for misappropriation
  • Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC
  • USA
  • May 22 2015

When your trade secrets are stolen, you might sue the ex-employee who stole them, or the competing business that's now in possession of them, or both


California Court of Appeal ruling provides further guidance for dealing with trade secret claims brought in bad faith
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • USA
  • May 2 2015

On April 28, 2015, the California Court of Appeal issued its decision in Cypress Semiconductor Corporation v. Maxim Integrated Products, Inc., et al