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Ninth circuit overturns $172 million trade secrets award in rival toy makers’ epic dispute
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • January 25 2013

After more than eight years of litigation and two jury trials over the Bratz doll line, rival toy makers Mattel, Inc. and MGA Entertainment, Inc. may


Illinois federal court limits discovery of IP address identification information from ISPs in John Doe actions: highlights continuing challenge of identifying anonymous posters of trade secrets and other intellectual property on internet
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • April 27 2012

As highlighted in our recent webinar, The New Risk: Employee Theft Of Trade Secrets And Confidential Information In The Name Of Protected Whistleblowing, companies continue to struggle with anonymous whistleblowers in the Internet and social media age, including anonymous individuals who post trade secrets and other intellectual property on the Internet


California federal court boots employee’s challenge of his non-compete because of Pennsylvania forum selection provision
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • September 27 2012

In a recent order, a federal court in the Northern District of California weighed in on the validity of a forum selection clause contained in an employment agreement in connection with a California employee’s declaratory relief action to invalidate his non-compete provision with his former employer


Solicitor General decides not to file petition for review in United States v. Nosal: Circuit split on Computer Fraud and Abuse Act remains
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • August 3 2012

The Solicitor General indicated yesterday that he will not file a petition for a writ of certiorari with the Supreme Court in U.S. v. Nosal


Ninth Circuit en banc panel tells employers that Computer Fraud and Abuse Act is only to combat hacking, not employee trade secret misappropriation: United States Supreme Court may need to resolve circuit split
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • April 10 2012

On Tuesday, April 10, 2012, a Ninth Circuit en banc panel released its highly anticipated decision in United States v. Nosal and affirmed the judgment of the district court dismissing criminal counts against a former employee of a headhunter firm accused of violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, 18 U.S.C. 1030 et seq. by conspiring with employees of the former employer to log on to the employer's confidential database and send proprietary files to a competitor


California federal court grants summary judgment for Facebook on its CAN-SPAM Act, Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, and Penal Code Section 502 claims against social media aggregator
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • February 29 2012

For the past three years, social media platform Facebook has pursued legal action against social media aggregator Power Ventures ("Power") over what it has viewed as a blatant violation of state and federal law


Ninth Circuit rejects application of Computer Fraud and Abuse Act in employee theft cases
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • April 12 2012

On Tuesday, April 10, 2012, a Ninth Circuit en banc panel released its highly anticipated decision in United States v. Nosal


California federal court transfers trade secret dispute involving high-tech gloves to New York
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • May 9 2012

In today’s dynamic environment of interstate commerce, including internet transactions, deciding on the proper venue for a trade secret misappropriation dispute can be a complicated process involving a number of different factors particularly if the parties are domiciled andor transact business in different states


New York Federal District Court strikes down application of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act to ISP throttling case
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • April 26 2012

As Internet traffic has exploded in the last decade, Internet Service Providers - the companies who build and profit from providing the requisite infrastructure - have had to strategically maintain their networks to satisfy demand under increasingly tightening technological constraints