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Takin’ bacon: trade secret case dismissed after patent filed
  • Leech Tishman Fuscaldo & Lampl LLC
  • USA
  • March 10 2015

A federal court in Minnesota rejected a company's misappropriation of trade secret claim, finding that the publication of a patent related to the

Claims trimmed in bacon-related action against Hormel
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • January 30 2015

A Minnesota federal court has granted in part and denied in part a motion to dismiss in a lawsuit alleging that Hormel Food Corp. stole trade secrets

Minnesota Supreme Court upholds arbitration award of over $500 million for misappropriating trade secrets after arbitrator precludes evidence as sanction for party misconduct
  • Baker McKenzie
  • USA
  • January 29 2015

Sining Mao (“Mao”) was a former director at Seagate, a hard drive company, who worked on technology to improve storage capacity. When Mao joined

The cover-up is always worse than the crime: court upholds massive arbitration award in trade secrets case
  • Fredrikson & Byron PA
  • USA
  • November 11 2014

A recent Minnesota Supreme Court decision highlights the stakes involved in trade secret misappropriation cases as well as the consequences for

Ten ways to maintain the secrecy of trade secrets
  • Briggs and Morgan
  • USA
  • October 30 2014

One of the requirements for information to qualify as a trade secret is that the information must be "the subject of efforts that are reasonable

Half-billion dollar arbitration award in trade secrets case affirmed by Minnesota Supreme Court in trade secrets dispute
  • Jackson Lewis PC
  • USA
  • October 13 2014

The Minnesota Supreme Court has affirmed an arbitrator's eye-popping award of $525 million plus prejudgment interest totaling $96 million and

There are many ways to milk a cow and not all are protected trade secrets
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • July 31 2014

A consultant of a company entered into a consulting agreement with a competitor. The scope of his consultancy of the first company involved

Properly analyzing breach of a NDA
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • March 31 2014

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit has explained that under Minnesota law it is inappropriate to apply the test for the tort of

Adam R. Steinert
  • Fredrikson & Byron PA