Not necessarily in California.
In a decision handed down September 6, 2016, the Ninth Circuit revived the notion, long presumed dead, that an implied confidential relationship can arise from the context of a business communication or relationship.
GlobeRanger is a software company that specializes in radio frequency identification (RFID) technology.
At first glance, you wouldn’t believe Netflix (formerly known as a distributor) would be a competitor of 20th Century Fox (known as a producer).
Ask, Tell, & Do: Three Keys to Using Exit Interviews to Protect Against Trade Secret Misappropriation
Departing employees pose one of the biggest risks of misappropriation of a company’s proprietary and confidential information and trade secrets.
On Friday, September 9, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce urged the Obama Administration to take more action against the theft of trade secrets and other intellectual property.
In a question of first impression, the Illinois Appellate Court recently addressed what constitutes “bad faith” for purposes of awarding attorneys’ fees to the prevailing party under §5 of the Illinois Trade Secret Act (ITSA).
Illinois recently became one of the first states to ban non-compete agreements for low wage workers when it passed the Illinois Freedom to Work Act.
Recent developments show that employers face both incentives and threats from the Obama Administration designed to ensure that employees know of their right to engage in “whistleblowing” (i.e., sharing possible unlawful activity with government agencies).