Can You Go Too Far in Protecting Trade Secrets?

By | Trade Secret Insider | July 10, 2014
Can You Go Too Far in Protecting Trade Secrets?

The U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans recently held that an employer’s policy for protecting its confidential and proprietary information was unlawful under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). Specifically, the Fifth Circuit held that a broad confidentiality policy – even one protecting valuable trade secrets – violates the NLRA if it reasonably tends to chill employees’ protected rights to discuss wages.

Next-Generation Manufacturing Should Place Greater Emphasis On Trade Secret Concerns

Next-Generation Manufacturing Should Place Greater Emphasis On Trade Secret Concerns

Picking up on our discussion last week aboutthe pending Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2014, recent testimony by Eli Lilly’s Vice President and General Patent Counsel, Douglas K. Norman in support of this legislation offers a good example of why a set of enhanced and uniformed laws for the protection of trade secrets in the United States is especially important for fostering the next generation of manufacturing in this country.

LXBN TV: In Buying Oculus VR for $2 Billion, Facebook Acquires Potentially Massive Trade Secrets Suit

By | LXBN | June 16, 2014
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When Facebook first acquired Oculus VR, the makers of a virtuality gaming headset, it was unclear what exactly the social networking giant was acquiring the company for. Would the technology be used as a new interface for their existing social platform, was Facebook really trying to get into the future of video games—or were they getting something else entirely? Well, one thing’s for clear thus far: they’ve at least picked up a pretty hefty lawsuit.