Less than two weeks after Indian outsourcing giant Tata Consultancy Services got hit with a $940 million jury verdict, U.S. District Court Judge William Conley of the Western District of Wisconsin has now entered a world-wide permanent injunction against Tata.
Earlier this week, Congress passed the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA). It is expected to be signed into law shortly.
Two Things You Can Do to Reduce the Likelihood That Your Company Will Be Found Liable for Conspiring or Aiding in an Employee’s Breach of Duty
When companies sue their former employees for theft they often claim that the former employee’s new employer has conspired with the former employee to misappropriate trade secrets, or that that new employer has aided and abetted the former employee’s breach of duty he/she owed to his/her former employer.
Senate and House of Representatives Pass the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA). First federal trade secret bill awaiting presidential signature.
Washington, D.C. On April 27, 2016 Congress passed the Defend Trade Secrets Act, a bill supported by the White House and for which President Obama is expected to sign shortly.
Sixth Circuit Affirms $3.7 Million Award and Permanent Injunction in Trade Secret/Breach of Duty of Loyalty Case
In Nedschroef Detroit Corp. et al. v. Bemas Enterprises et al., the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit recently affirmed an award of nearly $3.7 million in damages against two individuals found to have engaged in misconduct related to the operation of a business which competed with their employer.
Yesterday, in an overwhelming 410-2 bipartisan vote, the US House of Representatives passed the Hatch-Coons Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA), which would for the first time federalize trade secrets law and provide uniformity (and hopefully predictability) to what has, until this point, been a patchwork area of law applied disparately among the states.
Congress Overwhelmingly Approves Federal Civil Cause of Action for Trade Secret Misappropriation Backed by Broad Coalition of U.S. Interests
When the dust settles on 2016, and Congress is receiving year-end grades from political pundits, voters and even self-evaluations from the Members themselves, there will no doubt be a common refrain that election year politics, gridlock and a short legislative calendar have yet again left too many important issues unresolved.
On April 27, the full House of Representatives passed the federal Defend Trade Secrets Act (“the Act”) by an overwhelming vote of 410-2.
Late yesterday, the House of Representatives joined the Senate in passing a sweeping new statute that creates a new federal civil cause of action for trade secret theft.