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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


Arizona Supreme Court holds that UTSA does not preempt common law claims for misuse of confidential information that is not a trade secret
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • December 17 2014

The nineteenth century English jurist Lord Ellenborough once observed that "it is difficult to struggle with the common law." Kerr v. Willan, 171 Eng


Pythagoras and the geometry of intellectual property: where do trade secrets fit in?
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • October 17 2014

Most people stop taking math in high school. Geometry was often the culprit that either made someone enjoy solving problems involving Greek letters


High times in trade secrets
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • October 7 2014

What happens when you mix animal affection with a political issue? A Constitutional Convention? Tax dollars for pet shelters? Would you believetrade


When “the end” is not “the end”: asserting trade secret claims after the execution of a mutual release
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • October 3 2014

In many cases, the execution of a mutual release is often the last step in resolving a trade secret or non-compete case. Typically included in the


When is the possession of international trade secrets a mistake or economic espionage: contrasting U.S. v. Yeh with U.S. v. Liew
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • August 5 2014

The judgments rendered in two recent 2014 federal criminal cases reveal the inherent complexity in prosecuting international trade secret