A recent decision of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims highlights the difficulty the owner of trade secrets faces in trying to market products while simultaneously preserving confidentiality. The Court dismissed a trade secret owner’s misappropriation lawsuit against the U.S. Government because of a failure to insist on trade secret protections.
Summary of the case. Gal-Or, an Israeli scientist, invented … Continue Reading
When confidential information or trade secrets are provided to a government agency in a bid for a public contract, they might wind up being disclosed to a competitor or others unless great care is taken by the bidder. Non-disclosure agreements are essential. Of course, all pages containing a trade secret should be designated as “confidential.” Examples of other protective measures … Continue Reading
A recent California federal district court decision in FormFactor, Inc. v. Micro-Probe, Inc., Case No. C 10-3095 PJH highlights the importance of companies proactively taking measures to protect their trade secrets before litigation arises and specifically identifying trade secrets that have allegedly been misappropriated.
FormFactor, a company which designs, manufactures, sells and supports high-performance advanced wafer probe card assemblies, alleged … Continue Reading