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Five Takeaways From The Pharmaceutical Trade Marks Group Autumn Conference In Dubrovnik
I recently returned from this autumn's PTMG conference in Dubrovnik, Croatia
United States
17 Oct 2018
A New Era Of MA Noncompete Law Begins On Oct. 1
As previously reported, the new Massachusetts law governing non-competition agreements takes effect on Monday, October 1.
United States
3 Oct 2018
Massachusetts To Adopt The Uniform Trade Secrets Act
With H. 4732 (and amendment H. 4868) sitting on Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker's desk, Massachusetts is finally on the verge of adopting the Uniform Trade Secrets Act ("UTSA").
United States
16 Aug 2018
U.S. Steel ITC Case Alleging Chinese Government Hacked Its Network And Stole Its Secret Formulas May Be Revived
Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 prohibits "unfair methods of competition and unfair acts in the importation of articles ... into the Unites States," including the importation of articles that infringe various types of intellectual property."
United States
7 Apr 2017
Border Searches Of Your Electronic Devices — What Rights Do You Have?
The United States government has reported that border searches of electronic devices in the U.S. increased from 4,764 in 2015 to 23,877 in 2016.
United States
3 Apr 2017
Court Declines To Issue Seizure Order Under Defend Trade Secrets Act
As we previously reported, the federal Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) enacted last May includes a powerful ex parte seizure proceeding that allows courts in "extraordinary circumstances"...
United States
1 Mar 2017
Cybersecurity 2017 – The Year In Preview: Trade Secret Theft Takes Center Stage
This is the first of an end-of-year series of posts examining coming trends in cybersecurity.
United States
24 Nov 2016
Illinois AG Targets Non-Compete Agreements For Sandwich Makers
Non-competition agreements are common — and commonly litigated — throughout several fields, such as sales, technology, and medicine.
United States
1 Aug 2016
Eat Your Art Out: Intellectual Property Protection For Food
Let's face it, we live in a food-crazed world. Our current preoccupation with food has less to do with eating it; we also are fascinated with looking at it.
United States
27 Jun 2016
Obama Signs Defend Trade Secrets Act Into Law: Important New Tool For Victims Of Data Breach
On May 11, 2016, President Obama signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 ("DTSA") into law. Previously, companies could only bring misappropriation of trade secrets claims under state law.
United States
25 May 2016
Congress Passes Sweeping New Legislation To Protect Trade Secrets
Late yesterday, in a departure from the partisan gridlock that has gripped Washington, the House of Representatives joined the Senate in passing a sweeping new statute to protect trade secrets.
United States
3 May 2016
California Case Highlights Need To Look Before You Leap . . . And File Suit
Late last month, the California Court of Appeal upheld a $180,000 award of sanctions against an employer for bringing a baseless trade secret misappropriation suit.
United States
14 May 2015
Is A Federal Trade Secrets Act On The Horizon?
Late last month, the Defend Trade Secrets Act was filed; the bill would create a federal trade secrets cause of action for civil litigants.
United States
19 May 2014
If You Have A Trade Secret, You Better Protect It
Late last month, Judge Cornelius J. Moriarty of the Massachusetts Superior Court granted summary judgment for a defendant company and two individual defendants on a trade secret misappropriation claim.
United States
3 Mar 2014
10 Important Pieces Of Noncompete, Trade Secret, And Computer Fraud News
Summaries of a number of cases covering topics such as noncompete provisions, trade secrets and computer fraud.
United States
28 Feb 2013
The Trend Toward Requiring Plaintiffs To Identify Trade Secrets Early In Litigation
A good article in BNA by Eric W. Schweibenz and Lisa M. Mandrusiak argues that the recent trend in trade secret litigation has been to require plaintiffs to state with specificity early in litigation what trade secrets they claim the defendants stole.
United States
3 Oct 2012
New U.S. District Court Decision From Massachusetts Makes "Inevitable Disclosure" Arguments Effective Only When Noncompetes Are Involved
Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly reports on a new decision from the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts by Judge Casper that makes "inevitable disclosure" arguments effective only in cases involving noncompetition agreements.
United States
11 Jul 2012
"Social Media: A Danger To Company IP"
Law360 has posted a useful article by Ben Quarmby about the dangers of employee use of social media to a company's patents, trade secrets, and copyrights.
United States
28 Jun 2012
If You're Going To File A Trade-Secret Lawsuit, You Better Be Able To Identify The Trade Secret
Sometimes a big problem for plaintiffs in trade-secret lawsuits is identifying precisely what was stolen.
United States
25 Jun 2012
Defendant Asks Court To Make Plaintiff Pay His Attorney's Fees In Trade Secret Case
A few weeks ago, I wrote about a law firm that was sued by two former employees of the firm’s former client for filing a trade-secret lawsuit against them, allegedly without having any good-faith reason to do so.
United States
28 May 2012
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