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California Federal Court Awards Fees From Trade Secret Plaintiff For Continuing To Litigate After Misappropriation Claim Was Rendered “Objectively Specious”
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • October 11 2018

When negotiations for acquisition and licensing fell through between Swarmify and Cloudflare in 2017, Swarmify brought several claims against


Hold My Beer: Ninth Circuit Hears Oral Argument in Trade SecretAnti-SLAPP Row for a Second Time
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • October 5 2018

A Ninth Circuit panel consisting of Judges A. Wallace Tashima, Johnnie B. Rawlinson, and Paul J. Watford recently heard oral argument in


The Sharing of Trade Secrets with Others
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • September 6 2018

At first glance, you may be somewhat perplexed by the title. When and why should a company be concerned about managing trade secrets belonging to some


At Long Last, Non-Compete Legislation: Massachusetts Finally Passes Non-Compete Bill After Nearly a Decade
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • August 2 2018

Late on July 31st, after close to a decade of “will they or won’t they” nail biters, the Massachusetts legislature finally passed a non-compete bill


California Federal Court Denies Preliminary Injunction In “Blockchain” Dispute
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • July 27 2018

How different is a celebrity-focused “cryptocollectible” from a celebrity-focused “cryptocurrency,” and how similar does it have to be to constitute


Can Attorneys Be Liable For Directing Clients to Breach Non-Competes? One Federal Court Says Maybe
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • July 17 2018

In a classic example of bad facts creating bad law, a federal judge in Kentucky recently denied a motion to dismiss claims brought against attorneys


The Texas Court of Appeals for the Third District Holds that the Texas Anti-SLAPP Statute Applies to a Conspiracy to Misappropriate Trade Secrets Claim
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • July 11 2018

The Texas Court of Appeals, Third District, issued an opinion in Tejas Vending, LP, et al. v. Tejas Promotions, LLC further delineating the


UK Adopts New Trade Secrets Litigation
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • United Kingdom, European Union
  • June 25 2018

For the first time ever, we have UK-wide legislation that concerns the protection of confidential information. Modifying its approach in light of a


In Trade Secret Misappropriation Case, Texas Court of Appeals Affirms Attorney’s Fees Award Approaching $220,000 where Actual Damages Were $4,000
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • June 22 2018

Earlier this month, the Texarkana Court of Appeals took the extraordinary measure of affirming an award of plaintiff attorney’s fees against a


Trade secrets audit
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA, OECD
  • May 18 2018

As a special feature of our blogguest postings by experts, clients, and other professionalsplease enjoy this blog entry from Donal O’Connell