Cases Are Easier to Start Than They Are to Finish: California Court Awards $180,000 in Sanctions for Meritless Trade Secret Misappropriation Lawsuit Brought in Bad Faith

Cases Are Easier to Start Than They Are to Finish: California Court Awards $180,000 in Sanctions for Meritless Trade Secret Misappropriation Lawsuit Brought in Bad Faith

The California Court of Appeal has upheld an award of monetary sanctions against a company that brought a lawsuit against its competitor that the court found was meritless and intended to stifle competition. Cypress Semiconductor Corp. v. Maxim Integrated Products, Inc., H038555 (Apr. 28, 2015).

Sixth Circuit Adopts Broad View of Trade Secret Preemption

By | Technology Law Source | March 24, 2015
Sixth Circuit Adopts Broad View of Trade Secret Preemption

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals recently took a broad view of preemption under the Uniform Trade Secrets Act (UTSA) and held that Ohio’s version of the UTSA preempted state-law claims for tortious interference with prospective business relationships and conspiracy to misappropriate trade secrets because those claims arose from the same set of facts as a trade secret misappropriation claim.