Topic: Trade Secrets

Doing Business in China: Trade Secrets, Foreign Investment, Drug Safety Regulation, Consumer Data and Other Matters…

Laws to protect trade secrets in China have been around for nearly two decades, write attorneys in Orrick’s Trade Secrets Group. Nevertheless, the best way to protect your valuable corporate information is to never let it fall into the wrong hands: “Due to the difficulty proving and obtaining effective remedies for trade secret misappropriation, it… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Fair Working Conditions, WARN Act Notices, Deferred Employee Compensation, Human Gene Patents

It’s Friday, and here at the JD Supra Corporate Brief, that means an extra Danish on the way into the office. Care to join us? How can multinationals ensure fair working conditions for workers on the other side of the globe? (NAVEX Global) The exemption from WARN Act notices for companies in Chapter 11 just… Read more »

3 Key Elements of the U.S. Government’s Fight to Protect Corporate Trade Secrets

The theft of trade secrets is a significant problem for American corporations. And a costly one, writes Sophie Yu at law firm Orrick: “In 2009, U.S. firms lost at least $1.1 billion from the misappropriation of trade secrets to China alone. Russia is also an aggressive collector of sensitive U.S. economic information and technologies, especially… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Cyber Risk Insurance, UK Bribery Act, 3D Printing Battles, Undercover FBI Operation

No, you’re not dreaming: the new JD Supra Corporate Brief really is here. On the market for cyber risk insurance? This update will help (Sherman & Howard) The UK government is considering changes to the UK bribery act that would decriminalize facilitation payments for small and medium businesses (Pillsbury) A new set of US Iran… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Total’s Bribery, Trade Secrets, IP Rights, Iran Sanctions

You can put away your umbrellas now – it’s June. Happy reading! Who remembers what went on in the 90s? The SEC, apparently… (Brooks Pierce) Want to make sure your trade secrets are protected? You’ll have to take the first step… (Venable) It is possible to maintain the confidentiality of competitively valuable information during a… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Gross Negligence, Reasonable Royalties, IP Theft, OSHA Inspections

Large coffee: $2.50. Cherry Danish: $1.75. JD Supra Corporate Brief: priceless… The judge in the recently concluded BP oil spill litigation has asked all parties to discuss gross negligence by one of the responsible parties. And that could make any damages a lot more expensive… (King, Krebs & Jurgens) The SEC recently granted Pfizer’s officers… Read more »

Latest IP Need to Know: Patent Eligibility, Nutella, Texas Trade Secrets Act, Trademark Scams, More

What’s new in intellectual property law? Plenty: patent eligibility of computer-related inventions, a uniform trade secrets act in Texas, new discovery rules for 337 investigations, trademark scams, and a whole lot more. Even Lady Gaga… First, our featured update: a sweet love story with an important message for those who might consider a trademark infringement… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: BYOD Policies, Trade Secrets, Self-Disclosure, Supplier Breakdowns

Today’s efficiency tip: save time with email delivery of the JD Supra Corporate Brief. Click here to sign up. Key workplace issue in the era of Mad Men: employee BYOB policies. Key workplace issue today: employee BYOD policies (Pillsbury) Didn’t we end this relationship a long time ago? So why are you still using our… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Bumpy Road Ahead, Corporate Social Media, International Dismissal Toolkit, US Trade Secrets

Keeping up with the Joneses is a whole lot easier when you read the JD Supra Corporate Brief every morning: There is no way to keep your company from being hacked. So you need to be prepared… (LXBN) Fasten your seat belts: the road ahead for global economic growth will be bumpy… (Bennett Jones) Corporate… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Global Real Estate, Compensation Committee Rules, Skilling’s Shorter Stay, Trade Secret Theft

It’s true: the JD Supra Corporate Brief goes equally well with coffee, tea, and that delicious strawberry-banana smoothie you had last Thursday. What does the head of one of the world’s largest real estate companies have to say about uncertainly in the commercial RE industry? (Greentarget) The clock is ticking on new NYSE and Nasdaq… Read more »

Natural Gas a Mineral? Not in Pennsylvania… (And Other Fracking Law News)

Earlier this month, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court held that Marcellus shale gas is not a “mineral,” and that subsequently private deeds in the state that make reference to mineral rights do not encompass natural gas rights. Levi Jones of law firm Schnader explains: “The Court reaffirmed the ‘Dunham Rule,’ which applies the common, layperson understanding… Read more »

IP Law News: Latest Need-to-Know from JD Supra

  What’s new in intellectual property law? For starters: the White House strategy for combatting theft of US trade secrets, the Trademark Clearinghouse, and the growing backlash against “patent trolls.” You should know… 1. The Obama Administration’s strategy on trade secret theft: “Theft of trade secrets by persons acting on behalf of foreign governments and… Read more »

Economic Espionage Update: Protecting Trade Secrets Just Got Easier

“Congress enacted the [Economic Espionage Act of 1996] to provide ‘a systematic approach to the problem of economic espionage.’ The EEA was designed to reflect the increasing importance of ‘intangible assets’ like trade secrets in the ‘high-technology, information age,’ as well as the growing threat posed by the theft of such proprietary information and the… Read more »

The Economic Espionage Act

Foreign corporate spying and the theft of trade secrets are alive and well, according to the federal government. And the Economic Espionage Act is an important tool in combatting such activities. From law firm Quinn Emanuel: “The [Economic Espionage Act] is a far-reaching law that criminalizes two distinct but related types of trade secret misappropriation:… Read more »

Trade Secrets, IP Protection, TianRui, and the ITC: It’s a Small(er) World, After All

“Overseas manufacturers have long known that their products manufactured abroad can be excluded from importation into the U.S. if they infringe U.S. patents, trademarks or copyrights. But a new decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has expanded the list of acts that can result in the exclusion of articles from… Read more »