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What Does the Brexit Vote Mean for IP Protection?

July 7th, 2016

As is well known by now, the citizens of Great Britain have chosen to leave the European Union (EU), a move popularly dubbed the “Brexit.” Despite the economic upheaval and media firestorm surrounding the vote, the realm of intellectual property law is unlikely to see any immediate consequences from the Brexit.

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3 Ways a Competitor Can Legally Acquire Your Trade Secrets

October 1st, 2015

Trade secrets are a form of intellectual property protection that are distinct from patents, with which they are often confused. A trade secret is any information that is known to you, but not to others, that gives you a commercial advantage.

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Protecting Your Intellectual Property on the Web

August 6th, 2015

Senator Ted Cruz of Texas made headlines earlier this year for a reason completely unrelated to his politics. Shortly after Cruz announced his candidacy for the next presidential election, the news media discovered that the presumptive Internet address for the new candidate’s campaign had been “hijacked” and now displayed a message that was contrary to Cruz’s own political stances.

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Sierra Railroaded by Theft of Trade Secrets

May 28th, 2014

On May 1, a federal jury in California awarded $17.4 million in punitive damages be paid by Patriot Rail Company LLC to Sierra Railroad Co. less than two months after awarding a $22.3 million verdict for misappropriation of trade secrets.

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Enforcing Trade Secrets in One Case May Void Trade Secrets in a Future Case: U.S. Court Voids $920 Million DuPont Award in Kevlar Case

April 9th, 2014

On April 3, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals vacated a $919.9 million verdict awarded to DuPont in a theft of trade secrets action against Kolon Industries, Inc. The award was the third largest U.S. jury verdict in 2011. A new trial has been ordered.

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Pennsylvania Judge Vacates $1.4 Million Trade Secret Verdict

April 1st, 2014

On March 21, the Pennsylvania Superior Court vacated a $1.4 million verdict in a trade secret case between Advanced Research System Inc. (ARS) and ColdEdge Technologies Inc., both of which manufacture and sell devices for low temperature scientific research. In 2008, ARS sued ColdEdge and its founders in the Lehigh Valley Court of Common Pleas…

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