Jason is a partner in the Litigation Department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. Mr. Stiehl represents clients in complex commercial disputes involving trade secrets and restrictive covenants, unfair competition, corporate espionage, contract, and intellectual property claims in both state and federal court. He also has extensive nationwide class action experience, including involvement in multi-district litigation. Mr. Stiehl has successfully obtained and defended preliminary and permanent injunctions in several jurisdictions. His client experience includes nationwide representation in the pharmaceutical, consulting, banking, transportation, manufacturing, advertising, real estate, employment, medical equipment, computer, and automotive industries. His appellate experience includes presenting oral arguments before the Illinois Supreme Court.

shutterstock_74943355We are pleased to announce the webinar “Protecting Confidential Information and Client Relationships in the Financial Services Industry” is now available as a podcast and webinar recording.

In Seyfarth’s second installment of its 2015 Trade Secrets Webinar series, Seyfarth attorneys will focus on trade secret and client relationship considerations in the banking and finance industry, with a particular focus
Continue Reading Webinar Recap! Protecting Confidential Information and Client Relationships in the Financial Services Industry

On Tuesday, March 10th at 12:00 p.m. central, in the second installment of our 2015 Trade Secret Webinars, Seyfarth attorneys Scott Humphrey, Jason Stiehl and James Yu will focus on trade secret and client relationship considerations in the banking and finance industry, with a particular focus on a firm’s relationship with its FINRA members.  Topics will include:

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Continue Reading Upcoming Webinar: Protecting Confidential Information and Client Relationships in the Financial Services Industry

We are pleased to announce the webinar “Protecting Confidential Information and Client Relationships in the Financial Services Industry” is now available as a podcast and webinar recording.

In Seyfarth’s sixth installment of its 2014 Trade Secrets Webinar series, attorneys Scott Humphrey, Jason Stiehl and Rebecca Woods, focused on trade secret and client relationship considerations in the banking and finance
Continue Reading Webinar Recap! Protecting Confidential Information and Client Relationships in the Financial Services Industry

On Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. Central, Seyfarth attorneys Scott Humphrey, Jason Stiehl and Rebecca Woods will present the sixth installment in its series of 2014 Trade Secret Webinars. They will focus on trade secret and client relationship considerations in the banking and finance industry, with a particular focus on a firm’s relationship with its FINRA members.  Topics
Continue Reading Upcoming Webinar: Protecting Confidential Information and Client Relationships in the Financial Services Industry

Reaching back over a decade, the Convolve and MIT v. Compaq and Seagate litigation involves a dispute between MIT, the owner of intellectual property related to signal haping technology, and Compaq and Seagate. 

While the dispute involves many facets, and the Federal Circuit’s most recent ruling included a reversal of a non-infirngement finding, notable for current purposes is the portion
Continue Reading Words Matter: Your Non-Disclosure Agreement May Trump Governing Trade Secret Law

The litigation between Kixeye and Zynga, two rivals in the mobile gaming market, has heated up over the past week.

Last month, we wrote about the alleged removal of dozens of files and emails by former Zynga app-maker, Alan Patmore. Last Thursday, apparently based upon information learned in discovery, Zynga upped the stakes, naming Kixeye in the First Amended Complaint
Continue Reading Mobile Game Rivals Clash In California Trade Secret and Unfair Competition Suit

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

On October 12, 2012, Zynga, a major provider of social game services based in San Francisco, filed suit against its former general manager of its highly successful CityVille game, Alan Patmore. Zynga alleges that Patmore, after allegedly refusing to acknowledge his confidentiality obligations, wandered out of the offices of Zynga with 760 computer files, which he uploaded to his personal
Continue Reading Zynga Sues Former Employee For Trade Secret Theft While Defending Its Acquisition Of Other Alleged Proprietary Information