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Employer’s action for misappropriation of trade secrets against former in-house counsel who engaged in competitive activities not subject to anti-SLAPP motion
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • August 6 2015

There are indeed limits to the reach of the anti-SLAPP statute, particularly in the trade secret context. In West Hills Research and Development, Inc


Recent developments on copyright preemption of trade secret claims in the Fifth Circuit
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • August 5 2015

For the latest on the copyright preemption doctrine (codified at 17 U.S.C. 301(a)) look no further than the Fifth Circuit, which, together with its


Sales of $8,000 stemming from trade secret misappropriation results in liability for $1.3 million
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • July 23 2015

At a time when an ex-employee's newly created company was subject to an injunction prohibiting misappropriation of his former employer's supposed


Corporate espionage: not your typical sports-“gate”
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • June 26 2015

Generally when one refers to "competitors" in the context of protecting trade secrets, it is in regard to business competitors, not competing sports


How a trade secret could have saved a running royalty from a nearly invincible law
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • June 25 2015

In Kimble v. Marvel Entertainment, LLC, just handed down June 22, 2015, the Supreme Court reaffirmed the 50 year old holding of Brulotte v. Thys Co


Aspects of private social media groups may be protectable under Illinois trade secret law
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • May 28 2015

In Illinois federal court, a plaintiff alleged aspects of their LinkedIn group were trade secrets misappropriated by the defendant. The defendant


Satisfying the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act’s jurisdictional requirements can be complicated
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • April 27 2015

The parties in a Computer Fraud and Abuse Act case moved for partial summary judgment. Among the issues were whether the plaintiff had incurred the


Many courts are reluctant to permit parties to redact filed documents, or to file them under seal, even when they contain trade secrets
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • March 25 2015

In a patent infringement case pending in a California federal court, the defendant moved for summary judgment. The parties jointly requested leave to


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


Federal Circuit reverses lower court’s ruling that plaintiff’s trade secret misappropriation and conspiracy claims were untimely and unprovable
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • January 12 2015

The Federal Circuit recently held that the dismissal of a trade secrets complaint for failure to state a justiciable claim was not warranted merely