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An employee is stealing company documentsthat can’t be protected activity, right?
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • July 3 2013

A supervisor discovers that an employee has recently downloaded thousands of pages of confidential Company billing and financial information, and


Conversion claim for theft of confidential information not preempted by trade secrets act
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • August 4 2013

Can Oregon employers bring conversion claims against employees who misappropriate confidential information without having their claims preempted by


Top 10 developmentsheadlines in trade secret, computer fraud, and non-compete law in 2012
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • December 31 2012

As part of our annual tradition, here is our list of the top 10 developmentsheadlines in trade secret, computer fraud, and non-compete law for 2012


Failure to require confidentiality agreement dooms misappropriation of trade secrets claim
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • March 14 2014

A recent Massachusetts Superior Court (Court) decision serves as a reminder that employers must take affirmative steps to protect information that


Is your company’s customer list still a trade secret if your company uses labeled delivery trucks?
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • May 4 2013

Does using a labeled truck identifying your company to deliver products to your clients make your client list publicly available? Will doing so


Chinese espionage latest target: Liquid Paper
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • March 11 2014

Spell check features in word processing programs sent correction fluid the way of the buggy whip. Walter Liew and Robert Maegerle, however, saw a $28


Jury’s $920 million trade secret misappropriation verdict vacated
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • April 9 2014

In a stunning per curiam ruling, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals last week vacated a judgment of nearly $1 billion, and a 20-year non-compete


Former Sanofi chemist pleads guilty to extensive trade secret theft
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • January 23 2012

On January 17, 2012, Yuan Li, a former research scientist with Sanofi Aventis, pled guilty to one count of violating 18 U.S.C. 1832 (the section of the Economic Espionage Act dealing with commercial economic espionage


In a case of first impression, a New York state court requires specific pleading of a trade secret cause of action before proceeding with discovery
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • May 3 2012

In what has been a growing trend across the country, on April 20, 2012, a New York state court has required that a plaintiff specifically plead its trade secrets in detail before proceeding with discovery


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