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FTC declares non-compete agreements invalid
Justia Elevate Team

The FTC ruling declaring non-compete agreements unenforceable may have a significant impact on trade secret litigation cases. Non-compete agreements are often used by companies to protect their trade secrets and other confidential information from being shared with competitors by former employees. However, if these agreements are not enforceable, it may make it more difficult for…

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Prevailing Defendants in CUTSA trade secrets case can seek attorney fees
Vondran Legal

Introduction The California Uniform Trade Secrets Act (“CUTSA”) allows for the recovery of reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs if “a claim of misappropriation [of trade secrets] is made in bad faith” The California legislature enacted this statute primarily to act as a “deterrent to specious claims of misappropriation. Section 3426.4 provides: “If a claim of misappropriation is…

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5 Famous Trade Secret Cases
Vondran Legal

5 Examples of Companies That Almost Lost Their Trade Secret Trade secrets are a valuable asset for companies, providing them with a competitive edge in the market. These confidential formulas, processes, or information give businesses the opportunity to differentiate themselves from their rivals. However, even the most prominent corporations can fall victim to trade secret…

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Key Steps to Take To Secure Your Trade Secret
Vondran Legal

One of the most important things about protecting your trade secrets is to take adequate measures to safeguard the confidentiality of your trade secret. Once your trade secret is disclosed, you can potentially lose all your protection. If, on the other hand, you take reasonable and adequate steps to safeguard your trade secrets, your IP…

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Steve Vondran

Steve Vondran

Steve Vondran, Esq. ("Attorney Steve") has been licensed to practice law since 2004. Since then, Vondran Legal® has been a leader in intellectual property arbitration, mediation and litigation in the areas of trade secrets, copyright infringement, trademarks, and right of publicity law. We handle Strike 3 Holdings BitTorrent defense, IPTV defense, Boxing piracy cases, counterfeit cases, software audits and disputes, photo infringement and fair use opinions (entertainment law), and trademark disputes. This blog is general legal information only and not legal advice. Do not rely. This is an attorney advertisement and communication.
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