By Richard Reice and Joni Zucker[1] In perhaps the mother of present day trade secret cases, Waymo LLC, a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc. (parent company to Google), has sought a preliminary injunction against Uber for alleged misappropriation of self-driving car technology, called LiDAR, a laserRead More
If properly drafted and used, restrictive covenants (non-competition agreements) can be terrific and enforceable tools.  However, recent government scrutiny of their use and impact on employee mobility and wages make it clear that their use should be limited to key employee and executive personnel and/orRead More

Data Misappropriation–Where to Sue

Posted by Hnrk on January 10, 2017
Category: Uncategorized
Determining where your data is stored for purposes of “venue” (where you can bring suit) is a relatively new issue not resolved in current case law. Traditionally, courts have focused on the location of the relevant server. But in this age of the cloud, whereRead More
In May 2016, the White House released the report “Non-Compete Agreements: Analysis of the Usage, Potential Issues, and State Responses,”[1] discussing the growing prevalence of non-compete agreements in employee contracts, their potential misuse by employers and the negative effects it may have on the economy. Read More
Until passage of the federal Defend Trade Secrets Act (the “DTSA”), previously discussed in this blog, employers had limited access to the federal courts when their trade secrets were misappropriated.  We pointed out that the DTSA allows employers to file a civil suit in federalRead More