Untitled-1Though an employer may be eager to bring a trade secret claim against former employees as soon as possible, filing suit before properly vetting the claim can lead to serious consequences: a malicious prosecution case against the lawyers who signed the pleadings.

A law firm is fighting such allegations in California after losing at bench trial on behalf of FLIR
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shutterstock_206994166It is frightening to think that valuable corporate trade secrets could be lost with the click of a mouse. But as electronic court filing becomes increasingly prevalent, the risk of inadvertent disclosure of sensitive information online—and the resulting loss of trade secret protection—is becoming more and more real.

A litigant in New York recently learned this lesson firsthand, narrowly escaping
Continue Reading When E-Filing Goes Wrong: How to Protect Your Trade Secrets in the Event of Inadvertent Online Disclosure