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President Obama Signs Economic Espionage Act Amendments That Significantly Enhance The Penalties For Trade Secret Theft By Foreigners

Posted in Data Theft, Espionage, Legislation

On January 14, 2013, President Obama signed the Foreign and Economic Espionage Penalty Enhancement Act of 2012.

The Act enhances the penalties for certain violations of the Economic Espionage Act.

The purpose of the Act was to amend title 18, United States Code, to provide for increased penalties for foreign and economic espionage.

Under the Act, the upper limit …

NBA Sports Agent Slams Non-Compete and Trade Secret Claims and Scores 85K Jury Verdict Against Former Agency For Privacy Violation

Posted in Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, Non-Compete Enforceability, Practice & Procedure, Restrictive Covenants, Trade Secrets, Unfair Competition

By Robert Milligan and Jessica Mendelson

We have previously blogged on the colorful sports agent case of Mintz v. Mark Bartelstein & Associates d/b/a Priority Sports & Entertainment et al., Case No. 12-02554 SVW (SSX), (C.D. Cal.), where Aaron Mintz, a National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) certified player-agent, and his former employer, Priority Sports & Entertainment (“Priority Sports”), clashed in …

NLRB Continues To Crack Down On Employer Social Media Policies and Continues to Leave Doubt On What Provisions Designed To Protect Trade Secrets and Confidential Information Will Withstand Its Scrutiny

Posted in Restrictive Covenants, Trade Secrets

By Jessica Mendelson and Robert Milligan

Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Yelp, Foursquare….in today’s modern world, a large and growing number of people are using social media in some capacity. Many employers have some sort of social media policy to regulate the use of social media by their employees. Some simply block social media websites on company assets in the workplace, while …