The California Court of Appeal’s recent decision in FLIR Systems, Inc. v. Parrish, 2d Civil No. B209964, 2009 WL 1653103 (Cal. App. 2d Dist. June 15, 2009), affirming a $1.6 million attorney fee award to defendants upon a finding that the action was brought in bad faith, provides a useful and interesting discussion of various factors that may lead

Continue Reading FLIR Systems, Inc. v. Parrish: A Cautionary Tale for Trade Secrets Misappropriation Plaintiffs

Roughly two months ago, we wrote about Michael Scott and Dwight Schrute, two fictional characters on NBC’s sit-com The Office, stealing the trade secrets of a competitor: Prince Paper. On last Thursday night’s episode, we learned the fate of Prince Paper: it went out of business. (5:35 into the linked clip.) Is this a result of Dunder Mifflin
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