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Sutherland Legal Alert: A Runaway Train? Citing Secret Stolen by Chinese Competitor, ITC Derails Import of Railway Wheels, and Federal Circuit Affirms

By Ann Fort , Lei Fang , and David Reed Overseas manufacturers have long known that their products manufactured abroad can be excluded from importation into the U.S. if they infringe U.S. patents, trademarks or copyrights. But a new decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has expanded...

New Hires at Google Accused of Using Groupon Trade Secrets

The online coupon industry, led by companies such as Groupon Inc., is growing rapidly, and it's still not clear which company or companies will end up the winners. With so much money potentially at stake, it's not surprising that firms are going to court to battle over their trade secrets...

Sunstein, Kann, Murphy, & Timbers: When Trade Secrets Are Stolen Overseas, Can the Thief Compete in the U.S.?

By Thomas Carey , Chair of the Business Practice Group The International Trade Commission (ITC) may ban the import of items made abroad using improperly obtained trade secrets even if the trade secrets are no longer in use in the United States. So says the Federal Circuit, which applied U.S. trade...

Fisher & Phillips LLP: Another Case to Watch in the Ongoing Debate Over the Computer Fraud & Abuse Act

By Brent A. Cossrow The past year has produced noteworthy decisions from the Sixth , Ninth and Eleventh Circuit Courts of Appeals - and recent Congressional hearings - regarding the applicability of the Computer Fraud & Abuse Act ("CFAA") to employers' claims that disloyal employees...

Fisher & Phillips LLP: Ex Parte TRO's: Courts Don't Like Them

By Michael R. Greco Every now and then, non-compete and trade secret plaintiffs conclude that the need for relief is so urgent that a temporary restraining order is not enough. Instead, they decide that relief must be granted by the court before notice and an opportunity to be heard is provided...

Fisher & Phillips LLP: Can I Protect My Trade Secrets Via Social Media Policy?

By James Douglass Everybody in the modern workforce is involved in social media in one way or another. Think about it. Even if your company does not utilize social media (which is becoming less and less likely), it is almost certain that your company's employees do. Whether or not your company...