Trade Secrets Trends

Trade Secrets Trends

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

Kate M. Growley

Kate M. Growley Kate M. Growley is an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Crowell & Moring, practicing in the firm's Government Contracts, Privacy & Cybersecurity, and Litigation groups. Kate represents defense, technology, and aerospace contractors across a myriad of issues, with particular experience in privacy and cybersecurity. Prior to joining Crowell & Moring, Kate received her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, where her studies focused on national security law.

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Government Contractor Argues the Insider Threat

Posted in Data Protection, U.S. Litigation
Last week, government contractor Advanced Fluid Systems Inc. wrapped up its summary judgment briefing in a case loaded with trade secrets trends.  In June, Advanced sought summary judgment in the Middle District of Pennsylvania on its claims for misappropriation of trade secrets, and aiding and abetting breach of fiduciary duty.  Advanced had sued a former… Continue Reading

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Calls for Greater Trade Secrets Protection

Posted in Cyberhacking, Legislation & Policy
On Friday, September 9, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce urged the Obama Administration to take more action against the theft of trade secrets and other intellectual property.  The Chamber did so in response to a Request for Information issued by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), seeking industry input regarding various cybersecurity issues,… Continue Reading

Universities and Economic Espionage: Real Risks and New Burdens

Posted in Criminal Prosecution, Data Protection
The recent arrests of Chinese nationals for alleged economic espionage are raising eyebrows across American industries, who are rightfully asking how they can protect themselves from becoming the next foreign target. U.S. universities have been key figures in these headlines. The risk of economic espionage is a serious one for higher education because universities are… Continue Reading