In September of 2012, our family had plans to host several families at our house to watch the Clemson v. Florida State football game being played in Tallahassee.
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.
When you learn a former employee has stolen your trade secrets to take them across the street to benefit a competitor, your quickest remedy is to sue him and try to shut him down through an injunction.
Trade secrets are the last best hope of a business that wants to retain a monopoly over its own creations.
U.S. Attorneys in many jurisdictions are more willingly stepping into the fray between financial services firms and their former employees who have misappropriated trade secret information.
Federal Circuit Reverses Lower Court’s Ruling That Plaintiff’s Trade Secret Misappropriation and Conspiracy Claims Were Untimely and Unprovable
The Federal Circuit recently held that the dismissal of a trade secrets complaint for failure to state a justiciable claim was not warranted merely because the misconduct allegedly involved a number of wrongdoers and began many years before the complaint was filed.
As part of our annual tradition, we are pleased to present our discussion of the top 10 developments/headlines in trade secret, computer fraud, and non-compete law for 2014.
You have just learned that a senior member of the company research and development team has resigned. The employee had access to important confidential information about your company’s product development, manufacturing process improvement, business strategy and other proprietary information.
Proposed New Rules On Trade Secrets in Europe – the European Commission Proposal On the Protection of Know-How
The protection of trade secrets is very important for every company. At the beginning of a patent, a design or a copyright, there is an idea.
After a bench trial, a Connecticut state court rejected a violation of trade secret complaint by an employer against a former employee in BTS USA v. Executive Perspectives, Superior Court, Waterbury, Docket No. X10-CV-116010685 (Oct. 16, 2014).