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HTMLProtecting Critical Company Assets - Part 3: The DTSA’s Ex Parte Seizure Procedure
Bradley C. Tobias; Gentry Locke, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 28, 2016, previously published on June 2016
Under the Defend Trade Secrets Act (“DTSA”), signed into law by President Obama on May 11, 2016, private employers now have a powerful and unprecedented tool to help them in the fight against trade secret misappropriation. As previously mentioned in Part I of this series, the DTSA...

 

HTMLProtecting Critical Company Assets - New Federal Initiatives
W. David Paxton; Gentry Locke, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 28, 2016, previously published on June 2016
In 1986, Virginia adopted a version of the Uniform Trade Secrets Act (VUTSA),[1] and employers have relied upon the VUTSA for years to protect some of their most important and sensitive intellectual property and know-how. As business operations have expanded outside of Virginia and the United...

 

HTMLProtecting Critical Company Assets - Part 4: The “Inevitable Disclosure” Doctrine
Todd A. Leeson; Gentry Locke, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 28, 2016, previously published on June 2016
Consider the following hypothetical: Ivan is an important employee of the ABC Company in Virginia. Ivan has been employed by ABC for 4 years and has learned a great deal of proprietary information. He is not subject to a non-compete agreement, but has signed an agreement not to disclose...

 

HTMLProtecting Critical Company Assets - Part I: DTSA Basics for Employers
W. David Paxton; Gentry Locke, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 28, 2016, previously published on June 2016
On May 11, 2016, President Obama signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA) which amends the Economic Espionage Act of 1996 (EEA) (18 U.S.C. § 1831, et. seq.). The EEA has allowed federal prosecutors to bring criminal charges for the theft of trade secrets, but until the DTSA, there...

 

HTMLProtecting Critical Company Assets - Part 2: DTSA and Employment Agreements
W. David Paxton; Gentry Locke, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 28, 2016, previously published on June 2016
One important new feature of the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA) is the duty imposed on employers to notify “employees” of the whistleblower and anti-retaliation protection provisions of the DTSA.

 

Adobe PDFImpact Of Brexit On Intellectual Property
Andrew Chou, W. Drew Kastner, Stephenie Wingyuen Yeung; Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 26, 2016, previously published on June 2016
Now that the dust is settling on the UK’s decision to leave the EU, our clients are asking what this means for them. Change always brings opportunities, as well as challenges, and we are focused on helping our clients understand how these changes can benefit their business during the period...

 

HTMLCongress Passes the Defend Trade Secrets Act
Shawe Rosenthal LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 26, 2016, previously published on May 31, 2016
Congress has passed and President Obama intends to sign the Defend Trade Secrets Act, which provides companies with the ability to bring suit in federal court for the misappropriation of their trade secrets, including by current or former employees.

 

HTMLA Binding "Clickwrap Agreement" From Paper?
Richard Stobbe; Field Law;
Legal Alert/Article
July 23, 2016, previously published on July 5, 2016
Consumers and businesses routinely enter into binding contracts by means of both paper agreements and online “click-through” agreements. But what happens when you face a “hybrid” contract? Can a binding contract be formed merely with a link to another set of terms?

 

HTMLSolicitors for the Defendants are Not Removed as Counsel Even Though the Plaintiffs Had Contacted Them about Representation Years Prior
Adrian J. Howard, Beverley Moore, Chantal Saunders; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 23, 2016, previously published on July 14, 2016
The Federal Court has upheld a decision to not remove counsel as solicitors of record for the defendants. The plaintiffs had argued that when they were seeking counsel for this proceeding they had imparted confidential information to the sollicitors who are now counsel to the defence.

 

HTMLFederal Trade Secret Law Gives Businesses New Means to Protect Their Rights
Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 23, 2016, previously published on May 11, 2016
Today, President Obama signed into law the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (“the DTSA”) after its near-unanimous passage by both the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate in April 2016. Effective immediately, the DTSA grants trade secret owners a private right of action with a...

 


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