Topic: Trade Secrets

7 Things Every Entrepreneur Should Do to Protect Your Startup’s IP

“For a new venture […] an intellectual property portfolio may be the venture’s only major asset.” (Vern Francissen of law firm Lane Powell) You have an amazing startup idea and work is underway. Positive response from early adopters; you’re building a great team; things are looking good… But don’t overlook one key part to your… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Trade Secrets, 337 Investigations, FMLA Requests, Pay Ratio

Yes, the JD Supra Corporate Brief via email sounds like a great idea. Where do I sign up? Trade secrets lawsuits can mean big money – even when they’re settled out of court… (Orrick) Hazardous products happen. The important thing is to be prepared before they do… (Perkins Coie) The ITC wants to make resolving… Read more »

“Keep an Open Mind” … and Other Ways to Get Your Deal Done in Russia [with Video]

[Link: Russian Mergers & Acquisitions Market – Challenges and Opportunities – White & Case LLP] From attorneys David Crook and Eric Michailov of White & Case, an insider’s perspective on the challenges and opportunities of investing in Russia, complete with tips on getting your deal done: Stay ahead of political and legislative changes Be attuned… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Trade Secret Theft, Business Continuity Planning, NAFTA Arbitration Claim, Comprehensive Tax Reform

The bad news: it’s still not Friday. The good news: it’s pretty darn close. The law news: This can’t be good: foreign defendants avoid prosecution for theft of trade secrets by fighting the government’s attempts to serve process… (Orrick) Business continuity planning in the financial industry might not be as simple as regulators think… (Dechert)… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Accounting Fraud, Stolen Secrets, Activist Investors, EPA Limits

Why did the chicken cross the road? To read the JD Supra Corporate Brief, of course. And to get one of those cronuts everyone keeps talking about around the coop… How companies can prepare for the SEC’s renewed focus on accounting fraud… (Skadden Arps) A cautionary tale for every employer that lets workers access both… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: DOL Agenda, Ominbus Rule, EEOC Tactics, Conflict Minerals

Live from New York, it’s the Xerox 914 – on September 16, 1959, Xerox introduces the world’s first successful plain-paper photocopier to the world via live television. US Labor Secretary Thomas Perez is making it clear that the DOL will pursue an aggressive, pro-union agenda of labor and employment law reforms under his watch… (Ogletree… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Trade Secrets in China, Wire Fraud at Locust, Insurance Issues in Congress, Three Quarters of a Billion (Dollars)

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. The most important law news? Why, it’s the JD Supra Corporate Brief, of course: “Feelings, nothing more than feelings…” The new anthem for private equity firms? (Greentarget) Taiwanese executives from HTC were arrested for selling trade secrets to China. Here’s why it matters to US companies…… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Performance Evaluations, Mount TCPA, FCPA Investigation, Price Effect

How to save time in the morning? Our suggestions: programmable coffeemaker, all-weather dog door, email delivery of the JD Supra Corporate Brief. Performance evaluations can be helpful to both employee and employer – if they’re done right… (Spilman) It ain’t over ‘til the loan officers sign… (Ballard Spahr) It’s everything you need to know about… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Mandatory Vaccinations, Retaliation Claims, Religious Beliefs, Cybersecurity Framework

Happy birthday, California! On this day in 1850, the Golden State is admitted as the 31st US state. Want to impose mandatory vaccinations on your employees this flu season? Tread carefully… (BakerHostetler) Three weeks isn’t a lot of time to prepare for the new HIPAA rules. But it’s all you’ve got… (Spilman Thomas & Battle)… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Secured Creditors, Trade Secrets, Employer Mandate, Compulsory Dissolution

Happy birthday, Justice Breyer! “Freedom’s just another word for not printin’ out the code” – employee’s fate changed the moment he pressed “print” to get a hard copy of the stolen trade secrets… (Orrick) Maybe the one-year delay of the ACA Employer Mandate isn’t such a good thing after all for companies… (BakerHostetler) Picture this:… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: FTC Approval, Gray Market, Personal Email, Say-on-Pay Lawsuits

Haven’t signed up yet for email delivery of the JD Supra Corporate Brief? What on earth are you waiting for? Why would a buyer want FTC blessing of an acquisition that falls below the HSR reporting threshold? (Perkins Coie) It’s not smoke and mirrors: gray market goods have indeed gotten a little less gray… (Quinn… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Chinese Anti-bribery Enforcement, ITC Order Veto, Export Control Laws, Food Safety Whistleblower

Did you know you can get the JD Supra Corporate Brief delivered to your digital doorstep, every day of the work week? Click here to sign up. In the meantime, enjoy today’s edition, hot off the presses: US authorities have probably prosecuted more American companies for bribery in China than have the Chinese – but… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Cyber Risk Disclosure, UK Bribery Act, International Corporate Taxation, Trade Secret Verdicts

The JD Supra Corporate Brief: good, and good for you… 85% of the Fortune 500 have begun to disclose their cybersecurity and data breach risks in public filings… (Mintz Levin) Is the UK Bribery Act being held hostage to budget cuts? (Pillsbury) Will the OECD succeed in eliminating what it believes to be the unfair… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Breach Reporting Requirements, Social Media Risks, Climate Action Plan, Patent Litigation Bill

Happy birthday, Nelson Mandela! Data breach at your company? Check this 140-page guide for reporting requirements in your state(s)… (Perkins Coie) It’s easier than ever for hackers and former employees to steal trade secrets. But that doesn’t mean you can jump to conclusions… (Orrick – Trade Secrets Group) Managing your social media risks? There’s a… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Drug Pricing in China, Corruption in Brazil, Climate Change in Congress, Antitrust Law in Europe

A Friday in July and you’re reading the JD Supra Corporate Brief? Does it get any better? China is questioning 60 pharmaceutical companies about their drug pricing (Dechert) Myriad is going on the litigation offensive to protect its BRCA1 and BRCA2 patents (MBHB) Even the ITC is targeting patent trolls… (Duane Morris) Companies operating in… Read more »