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California Federal Court Finds Specific Jurisdiction Over South Dakota Company For Alleged Involvement in Misappropriation of Trade Secrets

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A South Dakota company recently found itself subject to personal jurisdiction in California by a California federal court despite its arguments that it lacked sufficient “minimum contacts” to establish such jurisdiction. The district court held that the company’s alleged knowledge of and involvement with a new employee’s alleged misappropriation of trade secrets in California purposefully availed the company to jurisdiction …

Video Interview: Discussing Zynga’s Suit Against a Former Employee for Alleged Trade Secrets Theft

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Seyfarth Shaw’s Jason Stiehl had the opportunity to speak with Colin O’Keefe of LXBN regarding an ongoing trade secrets suit filed by social games developer Zynga against a key former employee who joined an upstart competitor. In the brief interview,  Jason explains the background of the case and the possible impact of this case on other litigation. Jason previously blogged