Late last month, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania announced the indictments of GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) scientists Yu Xue and Lucy Xi, as well as three of their associates for trade secrets theft, wire fraud, and conspiracies to commit both crimes.
Last week, the Senate version of the Defend Trade Secrets Act (S. 1890) was passed with bipartisan support by the Senate Judiciary Committee.
New Jersey District Court Allows Trade Secret Misappropriation Claims to Proceed Despite Finding Subsequent Employer Did Not Induce Breach of Restrictive Covenants
The Chief Judge of the District of New Jersey has highlighted the distinction between the proof requirements for interference with a competitor’s restrictive covenants with its former employee and for misappropriation of the competitor’s trade secrets through that employee.
Last week the United States Senate unanimously approved legislation that would create a private right of action in federal court for trade secret theft.
One of the most complicated parts of litigating a trade secret case is the discovery process.
Plaintiffs in trade secret cases are often torn between two conflicting interests: the need to state their trade secrets with enough specificity to survive a motion to dismiss, and the necessity of keeping their trade secrets confidential.
Here’s a quick “heads up” of what I see as the key reforms of IP laws in the pipeline at the European Union (EU) level that are likely to affect EU regional registrations of IP, as well as the national laws of each and every EU Member State.
Countersuit for Trade Secret Misappropriation Impermissible in the Face of FCA Claim Based On Trade Secret, New Jersey Appeals Court Holds
Last week the Appellate Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey dismissed a lawsuit brought by pipe-maker JM Manufacturing Co. Inc. against former JM quality assurance engineer John Hendrix and his counsel.
Last year saw many important trade secret developments in the court.
On 15 December 2015, Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) came to a preliminary agreement over new rules against the theft or misuse of trade secrets.