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The Ninth Circuit's Comedy Club, Inc. v. Improv West Associates decision is no laughing matter for franchisors
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • February 25 2009

After obtaining a sweeping nationwide injunction from an arbitrator that enjoined licensee Comedy Club, Inc. (“CCI”) from opening any new comedy clubs until 2019 pursuant to a trademark license agreement, licensorcompetitor Improv West Associates (“Improv”) could not have been in the mood for laughs when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit modified the arbitrator’s injunction by significantly narrowing its scope and breadth


New York federal court dismisses Computer Fraud and Abuse Act claims for defendant's alleged use of "supercookies" and "history sniffing"
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • September 4 2011

A New York federal district court recently dismissed Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) claims asserted against defendant advertising company Interclick and some of its advertising clients


President Obama signs Trade Secrets Clarification Act and House of Representatives considers enhancing Economic Espionage Act penalties
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • December 31 2012

On December 28, 2012, President Obama signed into law the Trade Secrets Clarification Act to ensure that the Economic Espionage Act will cover trade


Liability under Computer Fraud and Abuse Act for violating computer use policies gains momentum in Ninth Circuit
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • October 6 2011

The Ninth Circuit’s important U.S. v. Nosal decision is gaining momentum


Top 10 2011 developmentsheadlines in trade secret, computer fraud, and non-compete law
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • January 17 2012

We have compiled a list of the top 2011 developmentsheadlines in trade secret, computer fraud, and non-compete law


Employers' obligation to defend and indemnify rogue employees in California?
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • October 14 2011

On October 12, 2011, the California Court of Appeal in Nicholas Laboratories, LLC v. Christopher Chen, No. G044105, 2011 WL 4823329 (Cal. Ct. App. Oct. 12, 2011), held that Labor Code section 2802 does not require an employer to reimburse its employee for attorney fees incurred in the employee’s successful defense of the employer’s action against the employee


Colorado Federal Court rules that former employer stated a claim against former executive and his new employer under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act regardless of differing circuit interpretations of the act
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • March 9 2012

In its order denying defendants’ motion to dismiss in SBM Site Services, LLC v. Garrett, et al., Case No. 10-cv-00385, a Colorado federal court identified a circuit split over the interpretation of “unauthorized access” under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and then found a former employer had stated a CFAA claim against a former executive and his new employer regardless of the different circuit interpretations based upon his post-termination computer activities


Key Computer Fraud and Abuse Act case heard by Ninth Circuit en banc panel: can rogue employees be held liable for data theft under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act?
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • December 16 2011

The Ninth Circuit held oral argument on the key United States v. Nosal case yesterday before an en banc panel


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


Oregon federal court permits declaratory relief suit to proceed in race to judgment non-compete dispute
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • February 13 2012

In light of Valentine’s Day, a blog involving two competitors specializing in heart rhythm therapy seems fitting