Jesse Coleman, a Partner in Seyfarth’s Commercial Litigation practice group, will present at American Intellectual Property Law Association’s “Working with Experts and Recent Developments In Trade Secrets Damages” webinar on Wednesday, May 17, 2023 at 12:30 p.m. ET.

Jesse will be presenting alongside other leading practitioners in the area, including Brent Bersin (FTI), Lawrence Pockers (Duane Morris) and Jennifer

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In Direct Biologics L.L.C. v. McQueen, et al., the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit vacated a lower court’s dismissal of a trade secret and restrictive covenants suit, but nonetheless stressed the need for movants seeking a preliminary injunction in trade secrets cases to provide specific evidence of the irreparable harm caused by both actual and potential

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This article was originally published on Seyfarth’s Gadgets, Gigabytes & Goodwill blog.

If there is anything movies like The Terminator have shown us, it’s that AI systems might one day become self-aware and wreak havoc. But until Skynet becomes self-aware, let’s enjoy the AI toy that is quickly becoming a part of our daily lives.  Some Samsung employees recently discovered that playing with AI models like ChatGPT may have unexpected consequences. These employees used ChatGPT for work and shared sensitive data, such as source code and meeting minutes. This incident was labeled as a “data leak” due to fears that ChatGPT would disclose the data to the public once it is trained on the data.  In response, many companies took action, such as banning or restricting access, or creating ChatGPT data disclosure policies.Continue Reading Spilling Secrets to AI: Does Chatting with ChatGPT Unleash Trade Secret or Invention Disclosure Dilemmas?

We are pleased to share that our Trading Secrets blog was included as the top blog in Global Top 200 Law Blogs. The top 200 is an editorially chosen list of law blogs written by “Lawyers, Barristers & Firms” around the world by the editor and publisher of PracticeSource.com & The House of Butter Blog, Sean Hocking.

There are

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The District of Maryland recently awarded a software developer a mere $1.00 in nominal damages for contract and trade secret claims against a former employee, citing the immateriality of defendant’s breach and plaintiff’s failure to prove a fair licensing price for its misappropriation damages.

In AirFacts, Inc. v. de Amezaga, AirFacts, a developer of accounting software for airlines, filed suit against Diego de Amezaga, its former director of product development, alleging that de Amezaga’s subsequent employment violated his employment agreement with AirFacts and that de Amezaga had misappropriated various trade secrets.Continue Reading Federal Court Awards Company Only $1.00 in Damages in Misappropriation Case against Former Employee

On Wednesday, March 8 at 12 p.m. Pacific, Robert Milligan—Seyfarth partner and co-chair of the firm’s Trade Secrets, Computer Fraud & Non-Competes practice—is presenting the “What Does the FTC’s Crackdown on Non-Competes Mean for Trade Secrets?” webinar for the California Lawyers Association.

The panel will discuss:

  • The FTC’s discussion
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    Seyfarth's Trade Secrets team recognized by World IP Review Global Trade Secrets Rankings

    World IP Review included Seyfarth’s team in the first Global Trade Secrets Rankings, which was announced in 2023. The World IP Review Global Trade Secrets Rankings are based on feedback from the market and reflect the fact that trade secret issues are cross border, complex, and high value. Find more information on the World IP Review website.

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    In an unprecedented move, the FTC has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would render unenforceable all non-compete agreements currently in existence (with limited exception), and would bar employers from entering into any contract that that could conceivably prevent a worker from seeking or accepting certain employment, or operating certain businesses, after the conclusion of the worker’s employment with

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    Welcome to the third annual installment of Seyfarth Shaw’s Commercial Litigation Outlook, in which our nationally-recognized team provides insights about litigation issues and trends to expect in 2023.

    The likely continuing global tumult and increasing chances for a recession will weigh heavily on the litigation outlook for 2023. In short, we expect an uneven year where some litigation booms and some busts. As was true last year, the trick to navigating the upcoming challenges will require clients and their counsel to be adaptive, creative, and proactive.

    Join us for a three-part webinar series, where members of our Commercial Litigation practice group will discuss key trends in the commercial litigation space.

    REGISTER HERE

    Webinar 1

    Tuesday, February 7, 2023
    1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Eastern
    12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Central
    11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Mountain
    10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Pacific

    In the first session of the series, we will provide insight on the tidal wave of ESG demands, reports, and conflicts (legal and otherwise), as well as significant trends, predictions and recommendations in the following areas:

    • Trial Outlook
    • Consumer Class Actions
    • Trade Secrets, Computer Fraud & Non-Competes
    • eDiscovery & Innovation

    Speakers: 

    Kristine Argentine, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw

    Jay Carle, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw

    Rebecca Davis, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw

    Dawn Mertineit, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw

    Christopher Robertson, Partner, Seyfarth ShawContinue Reading Upcoming Webinar Series! Commercial Litigation Outlook: Insights and Predictions for Litigation Trends in 2023

    In the second installment of the 2023 Trade Secrets Webinar Series, Seyfarth attorneys reviewed noteworthy legislation, cases, and legal developments from across the nation over the last year in the areas of trade secrets and data theft, non-competes and other restrictive covenants, and computer fraud. Plus, they provided predictions for what to expect in 2023.

    As a conclusion to this

    Continue Reading Webinar Recap! 2022 Trade Secrets & Non-Competes Year in Review