Passage of Defend Trade Secrets Act Provides Silicon Valley Companies New Trade Secret Enforcement Tools

Comments Off on Passage of Defend Trade Secrets Act Provides Silicon Valley Companies New Trade Secret Enforcement Tools Written by on May 3, 2016 | Posted in Commercialization of Intellectual Property, IP Legislation, Trade Secret Legislation

When Congress passed the Defend Trade Secrets Act last week, legislators significantly expanded the tools available to Silicon Valley companies for addressing acts of trade secret misappropriation.  Previously, trade secrets law had been largely a matter of state law, and U.S. companies seeking to file a claim for trade secrets misappropriation had been limited to […]

Trade Secret Litigation on the Rise Against Laid Off Employees

Comments Off on Trade Secret Litigation on the Rise Against Laid Off Employees Written by on May 17, 2009 | Posted in Employment Agreements, trade secrets

Given all the employee layoffs and the many companies struggling to survive the bad economy, it is almost inevitable that we would be seeing an upswing in trade secret litigation against former employees. Law.com reported this week on the trend, stating that much of this litigation is over information that the employee is taking out […]

Collaborating Can Create Legal Headaches if the Appropriate IP Agreements Are Not in Place

If you run a small business, you have probably given some thought over this recession to how you might be able to collaborate with other businesses to generate some additional revenue for your business. I know that this is definitely something that I have been thinking about for my practice, and it is something that […]

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