Trade Secrets Trends

Trade Secrets Trends

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

Matthew Gander

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District Court Grants Immunity under the Defend Trade Secrets Act

Posted in Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA), U.S. Litigation
In what is likely the first case of its kind, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania dismissed a counterclaim for infringement of trade secrets, which the pharmaceutical company Lanett brought in the context of a wrongful termination suit initiated by a former employee. The Defend Trade Secrets Act was passed… Continue Reading

North Carolina Supreme Court Raises the Barre on Pleading Requirements in Statutory Trade Secrets Cases

Posted in U.S. Litigation
In Krawiec v. Manly, owners of a ballroom dance studio sued two former employees pursuant to a non-compete clause in their employment contracts. The plaintiffs claimed their former employees began working at a competing dance studio where they shared “original ideas and concepts for dance productions, marketing strategies and tactics, as well as student, client and… Continue Reading

Waymo Rings in the New Year with Accusation of Discovery Abuse against Competitor Uber

Posted in U.S. Litigation
In the most recent installment of the long running saga between Waymo and Uber over autonomous vehicle technology, Waymo has accused Uber of intentionally withholding evidence from discovery. Specifically, Waymo alleges that Uber failed to produce a letter of resignation from its former Global Intelligence Manager, Richard Jacobs. Waymo asserts that the letter is “[e]vidence… Continue Reading