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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


Judge rules on contractor’s trade secret claim
  • Leech Tishman Fuscaldo & Lampl LLC
  • USA
  • April 1 2015

Trade secret cases almost always involve the misappropriation of confidential information by an employee (or former employee) or a competitor


Can your social media contacts be a trade secret of your employer? Maybe
  • Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC
  • USA
  • March 31 2015

This is a relatively new legal subject, so there isn't much law out there. In December, 2011, a Pennsylvania federal court answered this question in


Protecting trade secrets insufficient to enforce covenant not to compete in any capacity worldwide
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • March 26 2015

Addressing the enforceability of a non-compete agreement to protect trade secrets, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit upheld a ruling


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


Protecting your trade secrets (and customer relationships!) from former employees: a cautionary tale in Base One Technologies, Inc. v. Ali
  • Phelps Dunbar LLP
  • USA
  • February 27 2015

One of the most valuable forms of intellectual property can be a company's trade secrets. For many companies, particularly service-oriented


Judge finds that trade secret protection stops upon the expiration of one-year non-disclosure clause
  • Quarles & Brady LLP
  • USA
  • February 12 2015

In DeVere Co., Inc. v. McColley, et al, 2014 WL 6473513 (W.D. Wis.), an opinion that could have implications for Wisconsin employers, a District


The lawwork Winter 2015
  • Thompson Hine LLP
  • USA
  • January 27 2015

Most companies don't think about going to trial to protect their trade secrets until they discover that one of their key employees has gone to a