A company’s trade secrets may be some of its most important assets. Recent headlines underscore their importance, and vulnerability:
Recently, an employee was arrested at the airport and over 1,000 company proprietary documents containing trade secrets were seized that the employee was attempting to transport with her to her new job.
A national retailer recently was hit with a $21.5 million… Continue Reading
Tracy v. Winfrey, et al., No. 07-1630 (1st Cir. June 11, 2008).
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit has affirmed the dismissal of Darlene Tracy’s copyright infringement and trade secret misappropriation suit against Oprah Winfrey, Harpo Productions, and ABC Television.
In a pro se complaint filed in federal district court in Boston, Tracy alleged that she came … Continue Reading
The recent California appellate decision, Cypress Semiconductor Corp. v. Superior Court, is instructive not just on the issue of when the statute of limitations begins to run in a trade secret matter, but also contains important language with respect to the obligations of the trade secret owner to notify good faith, third-party users of the alleged misappropriation of trade secrets.… Continue Reading