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A Dismissal Without Prejudice May Not Support Fee Award Under the DTSA
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • November 26 2018

In a case of first impression, Judge Gregg Costa of the Fifth Circuit, affirming a lower court decision, held that a dismissal without prejudice of a

Lawyer Alleges That Confidential Client Information and Other Legal Materials Constitute Trade Secrets
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • September 28 2018

Recently, a Texas-based lawyer named Michael Pohl and his law firm (collectively, “Pohl”) filed a complaint against three other attorneys, their law

Trade Secret Protection in the Energy Sector in the U.S.
  • King & Spalding LLP
  • USA
  • August 15 2018

Three years ago, the federal Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) became law, supplementing existing state law claims with a federal civil cause of action

Raytheon Company v. Indigo Systems Corporation, Flir Systems Incorporated
  • Knobbe Martens
  • USA
  • July 16 2018

The Texas Theft Liability Act (TTLA), which awards attorney’s fees to the prevailing party, does not permit the recovery of attorney’s fees for trade

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

Everything (including Trade Secrets Damages Awards) is bigger in Texas
  • Crowell & Moring LLP
  • USA
  • June 29 2018

On March 15, 2018, HouseCanary, a data-analytics startup, was awarded $706 million in damages by a jury in Texas in its lawsuit against Title Source

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

No Malice Shown in Texas Trade Secret Misappropriation Case
  • Crowell & Moring LLP
  • USA
  • April 25 2018

On April 19, a divided Texas appellate panel reversed a jury’s $4.5 million award of exemplary damages, finding no evidence of malice in a hydraulic

Texas Supreme Court Declines to Take Up Case Requesting that a Plaintiff Describe the Elements of Any Trade Secret Process That It Claims Was Misappropriated
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • April 6 2018

Late last week, the Texas Supreme Court denied a petition for mandamus in which the petitioner sought an order compelling a plaintiff to identify the

“Data Dump” Trade Secrets Prosecution Tactics: Untouched by SCOTX in the Oil Patch
  • Kane Russell Coleman Logan PC
  • USA
  • April 5 2018

The ongoing dispute between Terra Energy Partners, LLC and Sanchez Oil & Gas Corp. (and its affiliates) has been characterized by Terra as a "data