Trade Secrets Trends

Trade Secrets Trends

Analysis and commentary on the latest developments in trade secrets protection, disputes, and enforcement

Ali Tehrani

Ali Tehrani Ali Tehrani is an associate in Crowell & Moring's Washington, D.C. office and a member of the firm's Intellectual Property Group. His practice also intersects with the firm's Litigation &Trial Department, which was recently named Litigation Department of the Year for general civil litigation by the Washington Legal Times. In addition, Ali works with the firm's Government Contracts and Corporate Transactions groups on IP-related matters.

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The First DTSA Verdict: $500,000 for Misappropriation of a Fig Spread Recipe

Posted in Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA), Legislation & Policy, U.S. Litigation
In less than a year from its enactment, the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) has now yielded its first jury verdict with a victory for the Florida-based company Dalmatia Import Group, Inc. The center of controversy revolved around a gourmet fig spread made with a secret recipe and process.  The jury returned a $500,000 award… Continue Reading

The Growing Momentum for Federal Trade Secrets Legislation

Posted in Legislation & Policy
The momentum for federal trade secrets legislation appears to be growing with last week’s introduction of the “Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2015” in both chambers of Congress. The bill, H.R. 3326 in the House and S. 1890 in the Senate, would create a uniform federal civil action for trade secret misappropriation, which is currently litigated exclusively… Continue Reading