Trade Secrets Trends

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Pepsi Snags a Victory in Trade Secret Battle with ScentSational

Posted in Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA), Trial & Verdicts, U.S. Litigation
In May 2018, U.S. District Judge Katherine B. Forrest of the Southern District of New York granted PepsiCo, Inc.’s (“Pepsi”) summary judgment motion against ScentSational Technologies, LLC (“ScentSational”). ScentSational, a company that develops methods of delivering scents in food and beverage packaging to alter a consumer’s taste perception, alleged that Pepsi learned its trade secrets… Continue Reading

When You Commit the Crime, Not Only Will You Do the Time, But You Will Also Pay the Fine

Posted in Asia, Criminal Prosecution, Trial & Verdicts, U.S. Litigation
In July 2018, U.S. District Judge James Patterson imposed a $59 million penalty against China’s largest wind-turbine firm, Sinovel Wind Group LLC (“Sinovel”), for stealing trade secrets from a Massachusetts-based technology company, American Superconductor Inc. (“AMSC”). This fine was imposed as restitution to the American company, AMSC, after Sinovel was found guilty of stealing trade… Continue Reading