Preetha Chakrabarti is a counsel in Crowell & Moring's New York office and is a member of the firm's Intellectual Property and Environmental & Natural Resources groups. Preetha's intellectual property practice consists of patent litigation, with an emphasis on representing generic pharmaceutical companies in litigation under the Hatch-Waxman Act, as well as matters related to trademark infringement, including opposition proceedings with the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB).
By Preetha Chakrabarti, Anne Elise Herold Li and James K. Stronski on Posted in U.S. LitigationYesterday, an intermediate New York State appellate court, the First Department of the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court, reinstated the conviction of an Ex-Goldman Sachs programmer, Sergey Aleynikov. At issue here are allegations that Mr. Aleynikov violated the New York penal code by copying source code for a proprietary high frequency trading… Continue Reading
By Anne Elise Herold Li, Jan-Diederik Lindemans and Preetha Chakrabarti on Posted in Legislation & Policy1. Clearly label Christmas cards as “Confidential” if these contain secret wishes. 2. Amend Confidentiality Agreements and Employee Manual to include the required Whistleblower language – those elves have rights. 3. Have robust exit interviews with all departing elves, reminding them of their obligations to keep “reindeer games” secret. 4. Insist that expert toy makers… Continue Reading
By Preetha Chakrabarti and Jan-Diederik Lindemans on Posted in Non-Competes,U.S. LitigationOn December 7, 2015, Mercedes’ suit against Benjamin Hoyle, one of its former engineers who allegedly breached his employment contract and misappropriated confidential, trade secret information, was made public. Since 2012, Hoyle had been a member of Mercedes’ Performance Engineering Department working on the Mercedes’ High Performance Powertrain (HPP) Limited Formula One (F1) racing engines. Last year,… Continue Reading
By Preetha Chakrabarti and Mark Klapow on Posted in U.S. LitigationBanks; oil and gas leases; trade secrets. All three came to a front in a longstanding legal battle that culminated in a decision by the Eight Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday July 17, 2015, affirming that a bank had misappropriated an energy company’s trade secrets. The Court of Appeals upheld a decision from the U.S.… Continue Reading