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Protecting gui designs in Australia: more questions than answers
  • Freehills Patent Attorneys
  • Australia
  • February 5 2016

Many countries allow graphical user interface (GUI) features to be protected by registered designs. The current position in Australia is not clear


Defend Trade Secrets Act Passed By Senate Judiciary
  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
  • USA
  • February 4 2016

On January 27, 2016, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted in favor of the Defend Trade Secrets Act ("DTSA"), which would amend the Economic Espionage


A Couple Of Things Not To Do In The NC Business Court
  • Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey & Leonard LLP
  • USA
  • February 3 2016

The NC Business Court's decision last month in Krawiec v. Manly, 2016 NCBC 7, illustrates a couple of things not to do in the Court. Don't Make


Protecting Confidential Information and Trade Secrets in a Tech Accelerator or Incubator
  • Buchalter Nemer
  • USA
  • February 3 2016

Tech accelerators or incubators enable startups to collaborate and share ideas, strategies, resources, and knowhow. Uber, Spotify, and countless o


Defend Trade Secrets Act Congress Tries Again
  • Jackson Lewis PC
  • USA
  • February 2 2016

The Defend Trade Secrets Act (“DTSA”), S. 1890, which would provide federal jurisdiction for the theft of trade secrets, has moved out of the U.S


Trade Secrets Directive - Agreement between Commission, Parliament and Council
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • European Union, Germany
  • February 2 2016

On 15 December 2015, the EU Commission, the Council and the Parliament agreed on a final compromise text of a “Directive of the European Parliament


Finally a Federal Cause of Action for Trade Secrets? Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 Passed by Senate Judiciary
  • Fish & Richardson PC
  • USA
  • February 1 2016

On Thursday, January 27, 2016, the Senate Judiciary passed a voice vote in favor of the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016. The bill, which was


Money Is Time: A Note on Valuation and Sentencing in Criminal Trade Secrets Cases
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • USA
  • February 1 2016

Criminal trade secrets prosecutions tend to make national headlines, and for good reason. With fact patterns that often involve international


The differences between ‘confidential’ and ‘trade secret’ information, and why they matter
  • Greensfelder Hemker & Gale PC
  • USA
  • February 1 2016

In all but three states, trade secrets are defined under some variant of the Uniform Trade Secrets Act (UTSA). Trade secret information is a subset


Aviation Contractor Glides Away From Liability After Receiving Unsolicited Email Containing Trade Secrets
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • USA
  • January 29 2016

If a third party sends you someone’s trade secrets, and you delete them as soon as you know they’re trade secrets, you’re off the hook for