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Ninth Circuit Overturns $172 Million Trade Secrets Award in Rival Toy Makers’ Epic Dispute

Posted in Trade Secrets

By Robert Milligan and Joshua Salinas

After more than eight years of litigation and two jury trials over the Bratz doll line, rival toy makers Mattel, Inc. and MGA Entertainment, Inc. may be headed for a rubber match – a third jury trial. Yesterday, a Ninth Circuit panel consisting of Chief Judge Alex Kozinski, Judge Kim Wardlaw, and Judge Stephen … Continue Reading

Virginia Supreme Court Muddies Damages Valuation of Lost Goodwill In Trade Secret Matter

Posted in Practice & Procedure, Trade Secrets

The Virginia Supreme Court has complicated the valuation of lost goodwill damages in trade secrets matters in its June 7, 2012 decision in 21st Century Systems, Inc. v. Perot Systems Government Services, Inc., No. 110114. 

The matter arose from the departure of several employees from Perot Systems Government Services, Inc. (“Perot”), who subsequently joined a competitor company. Perot filed suit with … Continue Reading

IBM v. Johnson: the Second Circuit Weighs In

Posted in Non-Compete Enforceability

When we last wrote about IBM’s efforts to enjoin David Johnson, its former Vice President of Corporate Development, from joining Dell, Judge Stephen Robinson of the Southern District of New York had denied IBM’s second motion for preliminary injunction and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals was preparing to hold oral argument on the matter. The Court of Appeals … Continue Reading