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How "Threatened Misappropriation" Squares with Virginia's Nonrecognition of "Inevitable Disclosure"
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • August 1 2018

The Virginia Uniform Trade Secret Act (VUTSA) defines "misappropriation" as: 1. acquisition of a trade secret of another by a person who knows or has


Trade secrets and proprietary information - recent changes to Virginia law
  • Vandeventer Black LLP
  • USA
  • June 26 2018

The Virginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) provides access to various public records, subject to certain exemptions included directly in FOIA or


Virginia Uniform Trade Secrets Act Prohibits Improper Acquisition of Trade Secrets, Regardless of Subsequent Use
  • Jackson Lewis PC
  • USA
  • October 13 2017

Misappropriation of trade secrets claims can sometimes be difficult to sustain. While evidence of the taking of a trade secret may be available


Trading Secrets: A Law Blog on Trade Secrets, Non-Competes, and Computer Fraud
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA, United Kingdom, European Union
  • February 7 2017

Continuing our annual tradition, we present the top developmentsheadlines for 2016 in trade secret, computer fraud, and non-compete law. Please join


Jury’s $920 million trade secret misappropriation verdict vacated
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • April 9 2014

In a stunning per curiam ruling, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals last week vacated a judgment of nearly $1 billion, and a 20-year non-compete


Trade secrets - even if you didn't use or disclose them you can be liable
  • Zuckerman Spaeder LLP
  • USA
  • September 17 2013

A recent decision by a federal court in Alexandria, Virginia, illustrates an important point about the trade secrets laws that is often missed: you


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


Federal court rules that government’s service attempts fail in criminal trade secret matter
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • March 4 2013

A federal judge in Virginia recently held that the United States Department of Justice's attempts to serve Kolon Industries, Inc and five of its


Extraordinary 20-year global injunction for “bulletproof” trade secrets theft
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • August 31 2012

We previously blogged in our 2011 year end review about a noteworthy trade secret misappropriation case where DuPont Co. successfully obtained a jury verdict of approximately $920 million in damages against rival Kolon Industries Inc.


Multimillion dollar trade secret awards issued in second half of 2011
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • March 30 2012

A pair of high-profile trade secret decisions that issued in recent months, one by an arbitrator and one in federal district court, have resulted in historic damages awards.