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Mealey's Trade Secret - Indictment Against Software Developer For Trade Secret Theft Unsealed
Posted on 12 Jul 2019 by Mealeys

CHICAGO - In an indictment unsealed July 10, a federal grand jury in Illinois charged a Chicago-based locomotive manufacturer's former software engineer with theft of trade secrets in violation of the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA), in connection... Read More

Mealey's Trade Secret - Summary Judgment Motion On DTSA Claim Denied In Trade Secrets Lawsuit
Posted on 10 Jul 2019 by Mealeys

BATON ROUGE, La. - A federal judge in Louisiana on July 9 denied a motion for partial summary judgment filed by defendants in a trade secret misappropriation lawsuit filed by a gun club and its related entity, ruling that a determination on the plaintiffs'... Read More

Mealey's Trade Secret - Ex-Employees May Subpoena Verizon In Trade Secrets Computer Fraud Suit
Posted on 9 Jul 2019 by Mealeys

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Two former employees of a plastics company have sufficiently demonstrated the need to subpoena Verizon Wireless for certain records supporting their defense against computer fraud and wiretap claims against them related to the alleged... Read More

Mealey's Trade Secret - District Court's Upholding Of Damages Award In Trade Secrets Dispute Affirmed
Posted on 9 Jul 2019 by Mealeys

PHILADELPHIA - A federal district court did not err in denying a defendant's motion to vacate an award of head start damages in a trade secret misappropriation lawsuit, a Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel ruled July 3 in rejecting the defendants'... Read More

Mealey's Trade Secret - Software Developer's Trade Secrets Found To Be Insufficiently Identified
Posted on 3 Jul 2019 by Mealeys

LOS ANGELES - A federal judge in California on June 28 ruled that a plaintiff in a trade secret misappropriation lawsuit stemming from a failed software licensing agreement has failed to sufficiently identify what trade secrets its former client is alleged... Read More

Mealey's Trade Secret - Claims Against Tech Company's Competitors Dismissed For Lack Of Jurisdiction
Posted on 3 Jul 2019 by Mealeys

CHICAGO - A federal judge in Illinois on July 2 ruled that a technology parts manufacturer has failed to show that defendants in a trade secret misappropriation and unjust enrichment lawsuit have sufficient contacts in Illinois for the court to exercise... Read More

Mealey's Trade Secret - Seafood Distributor's TRO Motion In Bad Faith Dispute Denied
Posted on 2 Jul 2019 by Mealeys

SAN FRANCISCO - A wholesale and retail seafood distributor failed to sufficiently show that there is a substantial likelihood that it will succeed on the merits of its state and federal trade secret law claims against its former employee, direct competitor... Read More

Mealey's Trade Secret - Trial Court's Sovereign Immunity Findings In Trade Secrets Dispute Upheld
Posted on 2 Jul 2019 by Mealeys

ATLANTA - A Georgia Court of Appeals panel on June 27 ruled that a state trial court did not err in determining that a plaintiff in a trade secret misappropriation lawsuit against the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia may bring an action... Read More

Mealey's Trade Secret - Portion Of Dismissal Motion In Trade Secrets Dispute Found To Be Premature
Posted on 2 Jul 2019 by Mealeys

INDIANAPOLIS - A federal judge in Indiana on June 27 ruled that dismissal of a defendant from a breach of contract and trade secret misappropriation lawsuit stemming from a master services agreement is premature because the court must first determine... Read More

Mealey's Trade Secret - Trade Secret, Patent Experts Vetted By Federal Judge In Wireless Technology Row
Posted on 28 Jun 2019 by Mealeys

SAN FRANCISCO - A California federal judge on June 25 trimmed proposed expert testimony from both sides in a patent infringement and trade secrets misappropriation suit over a project by Google LLC to provide wireless services through the use of balloons... Read More

Mealey's Trade Secret - Citcon Denied Preliminary Injunction In Trade Secret Misappropriation Suit
Posted on 28 Jun 2019 by Mealeys

SAN FRANCISCO - A plaintiff in a trade secret misappropriation lawsuit against certain of its former employees and its direct competitor and U.S. subsidiary has failed to demonstrate a substantial likelihood of success on the merits or that it will suffer... Read More

Mealey's Trade Secret - Huawei Misappropriated Trade Secrets, But Was Not Unjustly Enriched, Jury Finds
Posted on 28 Jun 2019 by Mealeys

SHERMAN, Texas - A federal jury in Texas on June 26 found that although a technology company has proven the existence of one or more trade secrets, that it owned those trade secrets and that Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. has misappropriated them, it has... Read More

Mealey's Trade Secret - Separate Accrual Rule Applies To Trade Secret Claims, Panel Rules
Posted on 26 Jun 2019 by Mealeys

PHILADELPHIA - A Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on June 21 partially reversed a federal district court's grant of summary judgment to a defendant in a trade secrets misappropriation lawsuit, ruling that although any alleged misappropriation... Read More

Mealey's Trade Secret - Supreme Court Reverses 8th Circuit Ruling On FOIA Confidential Data Disclosure
Posted on 24 Jun 2019 by Mealeys

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A U.S. Supreme Court majority on June 24 ruled that invoking a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) exemption regarding the disclosure of trade secrets and confidential information requires only a showing that the information was treated... Read More

Mealey's Trade Secret - State, Federal Trade Secret Law Claims Survive Dismissal Bid
Posted on 19 Jun 2019 by Mealeys

FRESNO, Calif. - A federal judge in California on June 18 ruled that dismissal of a state law claim for trade secret misappropriation is not appropriate based on individuals' roles as agents of the plaintiff's direct competitor, rejecting the... Read More