Trade Secrets Trends

Trade Secrets Trends

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

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The Best Kept “Secret” in Trade Secret Litigation?: Lex Machina Launches New Platform

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Just last week, Lex Machina introduced its newest module which will cover trade secrets litigation – one of the most requested additions to this valuable analytical platform. Lex Machina is an important tool for all trade secret litigators, drawing from nearly 10,000 trade secret cases in federal court since 2009 to provide in-depth strategic insights… Continue Reading

No Malice Shown in Texas Trade Secret Misappropriation Case

Posted in U.S. Litigation
On April 19, a divided Texas appellate panel reversed a jury’s $4.5 million award of exemplary damages, finding no evidence of malice in a hydraulic fracturing trade secret misappropriation case. Shale Exploration, an independent Oil and Gas Exploration company, accused Eagle Oil & Gas of breaching a confidentiality agreement and engaging in theft of trade secrets (Shale’s… Continue Reading

Pennsylvania Judge Throws Out Pharmaceutical Trade Secrets Lawsuit

Posted in U.S. Litigation
A Pennsylvania federal judge grants Ex-PharMerica Executive’s motion for summary judgment. PharMerica, a company that provides long-term care pharmacy services to organizations such as senior living communities, filed suit against ex-executive Lena Sturgeon and two other ex-PharMerica employees in September 2016. A decision on defendant’s motion for summary judgment was released on March 16, 2018. The… Continue Reading

Florida Fourth District Court of Appeal Affirms Decision to Produce Uber’s Airport Business Reports

Posted in U.S. Litigation
Uber continues to find itself in the midst of trade secret-related controversy. Last Wednesday, the Florida Fourth District Court of Appeal affirmed the trial court’s decision in ordering Broward County to produce redacted monthly Uber reports to Yellow Cab. These monthly reports contain information regarding the number of pickups and drop-offs, time stamps, latitude and… Continue Reading