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Are You Doing Enough to Protect Your Trade Secrets From Theft in the Cloud?
Posted on 14 Nov 2014 by Jon Hyman

Do your employees use Dropbox (or Google Drive, or Box, or iCloud, etc.) to store work documents? The appeal of these cloud services is easy to see. Because they provide the ability to store electronic files and access them across multiple devices linked... Read More

Fisher & Phillips: Non-Compete and Trade Secret Review for February 2013
Posted on 12 Mar 2013 by Fisher & Phillips LLP

by Michael R. Greco February 2013 was an active month in the world of non-competes and trade secrets, and if we read the tea leaves, it looks like things are only going to get busier. Before I recap some of February's highlights and direct you... Read More

Who Owns the LinkedIn Account You Maintain for an Employee?
Posted on 6 Jan 2012 by Eric Meyer

Yesterday , we looked at a recent federal-court decision to determine whether LinkedIn connections are considered trade secrets. Let's run down the facts one more time... The case is Eagle v. Morgan . You can find a copy of Ms. Eagle's complaint... Read More

Customer Lists and Pricing Information Aren't Necessarily Confidential
Posted on 30 Apr 2015 by Lee Berlik

When an employee has signed an enforceable non-competition and non-solicitation agreement, he will be prohibited from soliciting the employer's customers for a certain length of time after the employment relationship ends. In the absence of an express... Read More

The Criminalization of Employment Law
Posted on 13 Jun 2014 by Donna Ballman

A new indictment in a trade secret case , where a former employee opened his own business, made me think about something that's been bothering me for awhile, namely, the criminalization of employment law. I did a piece about this a couple years ago... Read More

Fulbright's 9th Annual Litigation Trends Survey: Litigation Bounces Back; Regulation Hits High
Posted on 26 Feb 2013 by Norton Rose Fulbright

Companies in the United States and United Kingdom dealt with more litigation while regulatory investigations reached a five-year high, according to Fulbright's 9 th Annual Litigation Trends Survey . After a one-year decline, litigation rose to... Read More

Are Employees' LinkedIn Contacts Considered Your Trade Secrets?
Posted on 4 Jan 2012 by Eric Meyer

Over the past several weeks, you probably read about this case involving a company suing one of its former employees whom it alleges misappropriated a Twitter account and, along with it, 17,000 Twitter followers that the company believes it owns. A... Read More

Bradford K. Newman, Partner at PaulHastings, on Employment Issues
Posted on 27 Apr 2010 by Corporate and Securities Law Community Staff

Bradford K. Newman, Partner and chair of the employee mobility and trade secret practice at PaulHastings, discusses the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act in the context of an employee's "authorized" use of company systems for unauthorized purposes... Read More