By Dawn Mertineit

Seyfarth Synopsis: In a rare appellate decision on enforceability of non-disclosure agreements and a plaintiff’s burden to establish the existence of trade secrets, the First Circuit recently overturned a district court summary judgment order and trial verdict. This decision serves as an important reminder for both those who litigate trade secrets claims and those who draft
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By Michael Wexler, Robert B. Milligan, and Daniel Joshua Salinas

Seyfarth Synopsis:  On Tuesday, January 28 at 12:00 p.m. Central, in the first installment of the 2020 Trade Secrets Webinar Series, Seyfarth attorneys will review noteworthy legislation, cases and other legal developments from across the nation over the last year in the area of trade secrets and
Continue Reading Upcoming Webinar! 2019 Year in Review: What You Need to Know About the Recent Cases and Developments in Trade Secrets, Non-Competes, and Computer Fraud for 2020

By Andrew S. BoutrosMichael D. WexlerAlex MeierDaniel P. HartRobert B. Milligan

Seyfarth Synopsis:  On June 24, 2019, the Supreme Court issued its decision in Food Marketing Institute v. Argus Leader Media and resolved fractured circuit splits about the parameters for when the government may withhold information from a Freedom of Information
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By Amy A. Abeloff, Daniel P. Hart, Robert B. Milligan

SS Trade Secrets-Pass It OnSeyfarth Synopsis: Yesterday, May 11, 2016, President Obama signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act (“DTSA”), which Congress passed on April 27, 2016. With President Obama’s signature, the DTSA has now become the law of the land, and a federal civil remedy for trade secrets misappropriation now exists.  

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By Amy Abeloff and Robert B. Milligan

shutterstock_267261659Seyfarth Synopsis: New federal civil cause of action is now available to trade secrets owners seeking to pursue claims of trade secret misappropriation under the Defend Trade Secrets Act (“DTSA”).  Our post provides a brief history and summary of the DTSA, and, notably, provides business owners a list of tips and strategies to
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