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Virginia Federal Court dismisses trade secrets misappropriation claim based on power brokering and tax expertise
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • June 12 2013

On May 30, 2013, a federal judge in Virginia dismissed a tax consultant's trade secrets misappropriation claim against its telecomm customers, ruling


Pennsylvania appellate court orders sanctions for plaintiff’s bad-faith trade secret misappropriation claims
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • May 28 2013

On May 17, 2013, a Pennsylvania appellate court, with one of its judges dissenting, ordered that the trial court award attorneys' fees to a married


Second Circuit largely affirms $18.1 million trade secrets misappropriation verdict
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • February 14 2013

On February 6, 2013, the federal Second Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed $15 million of a $18.1 million dollar jury verdict (onto which the trial


UConn is dancin' for a third reason: its donor list is a trade secret and exempt from Freedom of Information Act
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • March 15 2012

The University of Connecticut has a third well-publicized reason to celebrate, beyond its men’s and women’s basketball teams’ berths in the NCAA Tournament.


Click wrap? Forget it: federal court finds that violation of online clickwrap agreement not enough to constitute trade secret misappropriation under California law
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • February 17 2012

On February 13, 2012, a federal judge in Los Angeles, California dismissed a remote-access software company’s claim that one of its customers violated the California Trade Secrets Act, Cal. Civ. Code 3426.1 et seq., by downloading a trial version of plaintiff’s Mac-environment remote-access software and “reverse engineering” its own program.


California federal court finds that plaintiff's claims are not preempted by the California Uniform Trade Secrets act in Farmville spat
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • February 9 2012

On February 6, 2012, a federal court in Oakland, California denied the popular Facebook application “Farmville” operator’s (Zynga, Inc.) motion to dismiss several claims brought by the inventor of “myFarm” (SocialApps, LLC, or “SA”)) for alleged theft of the source code, game images, and “concepts and features” used in the myFarm app.