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Section 101 Blocks Caller ID Patent

USA - August 5 2016 Litigants continue to use Alice and its progeny to cull the ranks of patents asserted in the Northern District. In Whitepages v. Isaacs, Judge…

Lillian J. Mao

These are Not the Trade Secrets You’re Looking For: Star Wars Model Maker Sues Ex-Employees for Misappropriation

USA - July 20 2016 In a tale of alleged betrayal and misappropriation of trade secrets in a courtroom (not) far, far away, a pioneering company in the area of special…

David Keenan

Walking The § 2019.210 Tightrope

USA - April 11 2016 As a recent ruling from Magistrate Judge Paul S. Grewal in the Northern District of California demonstrates, plaintiffs must walk a tightrope when…

Michael C. Chow

Buried at Trial: Supplier of Earthmoving Equipment Gets Hit with $74M Verdict in Trade Secrets Theft Case

USA - January 21 2016 In the wake of an 8-week trial, Caterpillar Inc. has received a $74M verdict against it in the Northern District of Illinois after a jury found it…

Michael Disotell

Rep. Zoe Lofgren proposes new legislation, including a civil cause of action for trade secret misappropriation

USA - June 28 2013 We previously reported on the downpour of recent trade secret activity in Congress. Last week, Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (D-Cal.) added to the deluge…

Sophie Yu