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Recent Hot Topics and Developments in Trade Secrets Law

USA - June 3 2022 There have been some noteworthy recent decisions in trade secrets law. This blog post summarizes some of the significant decisions grouped by the hot…

Federal Court Issues Summary Judgment in Favor of Retail Defendant in Alleged Trade Secret Misappropriation of a CBD Cream Formula

USA - November 30 2021 A federal district court recently issued summary judgment in favor of a retail defendant in a trade secret misappropriation case involving the…

Meghan M. McBerry

Hoverboard Barbie: A Novelty Toy Without a Novel Concept

USA - March 16 2021 The California Court of Appeal recently upheld the dismissal of claims against Mattel, which alleged that Mattel stole the idea for its flying Barbie…

Meghan M. McBerry

California Court of Appeal Extends the Reach of Section 16600 to Upset Arbitration Award Because of Alleged Overly Broad Confidentiality Provisions

USA - December 18 2020 In an expansive recent ruling, the California Court of Appeal in Brown v. TGS Management Co., LLC reversed a judgment confirming an arbitration award…

Sierra J. Chinn-Liu

California Supreme Court clarifies pleading requirements for claims of tortious interference with at-will contracts and adopts rule of reason in evaluating competitive restraints in contracts between businesses

USA - August 18 2020 Called upon by the Ninth Circuit in Ixchel Pharma, LLC v. Biogen, Inc. to answer two key questions concerning the validity of a settlement provision…

Sierra J. Chinn-Liu