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Fourth Circuit Holds That Trade Secret Protection Can Exist for Combinations of Public Information
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • December 6 2018

In a recent decision, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit held that, when combined in a manner that adds value, entirely public


5th Circuit Provides Guidance on the Scope of Louisiana Uniform Trade Secrets Act’s Preemption Provision
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • November 30 2018

It is well known that courts interpreting their respective states’ versions of the Uniform Trade Secret Act (“UTSA”) have not uniformly applied UTSA’s


Fourth Circuit Reaffirms Protection for Combination Trade Secrets
  • Crowell & Moring LLP
  • USA
  • November 28 2018

It is a long standing principle in trade secret law that “a trade secret can exist in a combination of characteristics and components, each of which


Exploring the Pre-Discovery Trade Secret Identification Requirement in Massachusetts and Across the Country
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • November 20 2018

Massachusetts recently adopted a version of the Uniform Trade Secrets Act (UTSA) that became effective on Oct. 1, 2018. While similar to the UTSA in


Protecting Regulatory Expertise as a Trade Secret?
  • Crowell & Moring LLP
  • USA
  • October 29 2018

Last week, airplane manufacturer Bombardier filed a complaint against Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation and former Bombardier employees in the Western


Massachusetts Noncompete and Trade Secret Reform Will Have Far-Reaching Impact
  • Jones Day
  • USA
  • October 23 2018

Businesses across the country are feeling the effects of a pair of laws recently enacted in Massachusetts. The "garden leave" clause in


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


New Massachusetts Trade Secret Laws Effective October 1, 2018
  • Goulston & Storrs PC
  • USA
  • September 12 2018

The retail industry closely guards customer and distribution lists, the software and code for the operation of its websites and downloadable mobile


Massachusetts Adopts Uniform Trade Secrets Act
  • Mintz
  • USA
  • September 6 2018

On October 1, 2018, Massachusetts will become the 49th state to adopt a version of the Uniform Trade Secrets Act. The version of the UTSA that


Frequently asked questions about the new Massachusetts Noncompetition Agreement Act
  • Littler Mendelson PC
  • USA
  • September 5 2018

The recently-enacted Massachusetts Noncompetition Agreement Act (“Act”) provides a roadmap for employers to follow to ensure enforcement of