Vincent J. Galluzzo is Counsel in Crowell & Moring's Washington, D.C. office. He is a member of the firm's Intellectual Property Group, with a focus on patent, trade secret and copyright infringement litigation, intellectual property portfolio management, counseling, and licensing, as well as patent prosecution and rendering opinions on patent infringement, validity, and enforceability.
By Mark Romeo, Mark Klapow and Vince Galluzzo on Posted in Legislation & PolicyAs we have noted over the past several months, trade secrets will finally obtain additional protection under federal law. Yesterday, April 27, 2016, the House of Representatives passed the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016, S. 1890, without amendment. The bipartisan bill passed with a vote of 410-2, sending the bill to the White House… Continue Reading
By Jan-Diederik Lindemans and Vince Galluzzo on Posted in EU Regulation,Legislation & PolicyToday, the European Parliament approved a Directive that seeks to simplify and harmonize the law on trade secrets throughout the European Union with a vast majority (503 in favor, 131 against and 18 abstentions). The Directive was first proposed in 2013. Although the initial proposal was deliberately kept ‘low profile,’ it was the subject of… Continue Reading
By Vince Galluzzo and John E. McCarthy Jr. on Posted in U.S. LitigationEarlier this month, a federal judge ruled that a copycat trade secrets theft claim could not be re-litigated in federal court, having already been dismissed in a state court action. That decision came out of a complex dispute between a stem cell company and its prior President and CEO. After former CEO Alan Smith left… Continue Reading
By Mark Romeo, Mark Klapow and Vince Galluzzo on Posted in Legislation & PolicyLast week the United States Senate unanimously approved legislation that would create a private right of action in federal court for trade secret theft. We reported on this legislation — The Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2015 – last summer, and explained how it would modify the Economic Espionage Act (EEA), 18 USC Chapter 90.… Continue Reading
By Mark Klapow, Stephen Byers, Mark Romeo, Vince Galluzzo and Ali Tehrani on Posted in Legislation & PolicyThe 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