Bombay HC Clarifies the Contours of Copyright Infringement and Confidentiality Law

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Image of folder tag with text “confidential” Image from here. The case, decided by a single-judge Bombay High Court bench, concerned an allegation by the plaintiff, Tarun Wadhwa, of copyright infringement and breach of confidentiality. Copyright and confidentiality.

Court of Appeal grapples with US v UK confidentiality in Autostore v Ocado without prejudice discussions

The IPKat

During the opening remarks of this meeting, Ocado’s solicitor stated that ‘this meeting was a continuation of the confidential and without prejudice discussions between Ocado and AutoStore and that any US law discussions were to be governed by rule 408 of the [US Federal] rules of evidence [FRE 408].

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An Effective Way to Protect Confidential Information

JD Supra Law

An award of nominal damages for breach of an NDA may be important for companies seeking to protect confidential information and trade secrets for two reasons: (1) this may give rise to an award of litigation costs, and (2) may also support a permanent injunction ruling preventing the former employee.

The Freedom of Information Act’s “Confidentiality” Exception

JD Supra Law

In this Insight post, we explore an important FOIA exemption: the “trades secrets” or “confidential”-information exemption and the Supreme Court’s somewhat recent holding clarifying its scope. We frequently utilize the Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) as a tool for our clients.

Relying on NDAs in Trade Secret Cases: Can Information be Confidential but not a Trade Secret?

JD Supra Law

A Georgia jury recently found that a software contractor breached a non-disclosure/confidentiality agreement (NDA) entered in connection with a software project but did not misappropriate trade secrets.

Pfizer Says Employee Stole Confidential Docs On COVID Vax

IP Law 360

said Tuesday that it was investigating a longtime employee who it believes downloaded thousands of documents containing confidential information, some of which is related to the pharmaceutical giant's COVID-19 vaccine, according to a suit filed in California federal court Pfizer Inc.

Simple steps to protecting confidential information in the global economy

Managing IP

David Prange of Robins Kaplan and Giles Crown and Tarun Tawakley of Lewis Silkin give tips on protecting business information in the US and UK

NDA: An Effective Way to Protect Confidential Information

LexBlog IP

A settlement agreement was reached where Elation could inspect the software developed by Shi and prevent the use of any trade secrets or confidential information.

Protecting Your Trade Secrets and Confidential, and Sensitive Information from a Public Records Request

JD Supra Law

It is common for businesses to disclose confidential information to governmental entities for regulatory and/or other purposes. However, once that information is disclosed, it may be vulnerable to public records requests.

The CH Trade Secrets Review: Confidentiality of Precise Information Is Not Vitiated by Public Disclosure of More General Details, Supporting a Preliminary Injunction

JD Supra Law

Upcoming Webinar! Anatomy of an M&A Transaction: How to Issue Spot for Non-Compete, Trade Secrets/Confidential Information, and Intellectual Capital Concerns

LexBlog IP

In this fifth installment of our 2021 Trade Secrets Webinar Series, our experienced team will cover trade secret/confidentiality, non-compete and restrictive covenant issues that typically arise in M&A transactions. Ensuring confidentiality and trade secret protection throughout the deal.

Replacing the Words “Trade Secrets” with “Confidential Information” Does Not Allow a Party to Bypass Its Obligations Under California Code of Civil Procedure Section 2019.210

JD Supra Law

In a recent discovery dispute before the Northern District of California, Plaintiff Monolithic Power Systems, Inc.

What! How Could My Confidentiality Policy Violate the National Labor Relations Act?

GDB Firm Blog

However, a federal court recently held that an employer's information confidentiality policy violated the National Labor Relations Act because it could prohibit employees from discussing organizing a union outside the office. The purpose of the offending clause was to maintain confidentiality of trade secrets and protect customer information. WARNING: I know it's April Fool's Day, but this is not a joke.

Cannabis Baker’s Plans of Own Business Potentially Put On Backburner

Trading Secrets

Johnson for both breach of a Confidentiality Agreement – Non-Compete Agreement, as well as misappropriation of trade secrets under the New Mexico Uniform Trade Secrets Act.

Choosing the Right Reporting Agency for your Intellectual Property Case

JD Supra Law

Intellectual Property cases are intricate, highly confidential, massive undertakings. They often involve high-profile parties, source code, and international depositions. This means you need a court reporting agency with solid IP experience. By: Planet Depos, LLC

Buyers' desires: what patent sellers need to know to seal deals

Managing IP

Sources at four patent-buying companies explain why a portfolio’s licensing history matters and why sellers' need for confidentiality can complicate deals

Here’s What Businesses Need to Know About a Non-Disclosure Agreement

Kashishipr

In legal terms, it is a contract signed amongst at least two parties looking forward to detailing confidential knowledge, clauses, statements, or any information they wish to restrict from access by third parties.

[Ongoing Program] Protecting Information from Insider Threats and External Hacker - February 22nd, 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm ET

JD Supra Law

Join Us for Protecting Trade Secrets & Gaining a Competitive Edge in the Digital Age - Sophisticated Strategies to Protect Critical Assets When Key Employees Depart & Business Relationships Break Down - The protection of trade secrets by contract, including non-competes and confidentiality provisions, is under attack around the country.

Nike, Skechers Settle 3 Sneaker Patent Suits In Calif.

IP Law 360

have reached a confidential deal to end three Los Angeles federal court lawsuits in their long-running battle over sneaker patents, according to filings Friday Nike Inc. and Skechers USA Inc.

How to craft an effective CDA – the essentials

IP Blog

In our earlier article, Trade secrets – the need to be systematic , we discussed the use of Confidential Disclosure Agreements (CDAs), also known as non-disclosure agreements (NDAs).

VPN Provider Agrees to Block Torrent Traffic and The Pirate Bay on U.S. Servers

TorrentFreak

Confidential Settlement. The full details of the settlement agreement are confidential. VPN provider Surfshark also signed a confidential settlement with the filmmakers previously, but the company assured us that it does not block any websites on its network.

Semiconductor in-house speak out on top IP concerns

Managing IP

Counsel at three semiconductor firms say managing confidentiality and procedural differences between the US and other countries is one of their biggest issues

Lab Maker Says Ex-Exec Stole 10,000 Docs For New Employer

IP Law 360

has sued a former operations manager for allegedly stealing more than 10,000 confidential documents for his new employer, a direct rival that it has separately litigated against Sterile laboratory maker AES Clean Technology Inc.

Stipulated Protective Orders During Patent Litigation

Fish & Richardson Trademark & Copyright Thoughts

Discovery in patent cases often requires parties to produce confidential technical, business, and financial information. How do stipulated protective orders protect confidential information? That designation adds protections on top of the highest confidentiality protections.

Webinar Recap! Anatomy of an M&A Transaction

Trading Secrets

How to Issue Spot for Non-Compete, Trade Secrets/Confidential Information, and Intellectual Capital Concerns.

Pfizer acts quickly to tackle alleged covid-19 vaccine trade secrets misappropriation

IAM Magazine

With strong policies in place to protect confidential information, the company was able to take swift action against an employee after becoming aware of suspicious activity.

[Ongoing Program] High Crimes & Misdemeanors: Trade Secrets Litigation & Criminal Enforcement - March 8th, 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm ET

JD Supra Law

Join Us for Protecting Trade Secrets & Gaining a Competitive Edge in the Digital Age - Sophisticated Strategies to Protect Critical Assets When Key Employees Depart & Business Relationships Break Down - The protection of trade secrets by contract, including non-competes and confidentiality provisions, is under attack around the country.

[Ongoing Program] Recent Developments in Corporate M&A and Commercial Restrictive Covenants - February 8th, 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm ET

JD Supra Law

Join Us for Protecting Trade Secrets & Gaining a Competitive Edge in the Digital Age - Sophisticated Strategies to Protect Critical Assets When Key Employees Depart & Business Relationships Break Down - The protection of trade secrets by contract, including non-competes and confidentiality provisions, is under attack around the country.

[Ongoing Program] Hiring from the Competition in a High-Risk, High-Reward Labor Market - January 25th, 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm ET

JD Supra Law

Join Us for Protecting Trade Secrets & Gaining a Competitive Edge in the Digital Age - Sophisticated Strategies to Protect Critical Assets When Key Employees Depart & Business Relationships Break Down - The protection of trade secrets by contract, including non-competes and confidentiality provisions, is under attack around the country.

Ruth Shalit Barrett Sues The Atlantic for $1 Million Over Retraction

Plagiarism Today

Any errors in it were either extremely minor or were made deliberately to protect a confidential source. She further claims that, by publicly correcting those masking errors, The Atlantic and The Washington Post breached the confidentiality of her source.

Non-Disclosure Agreements and Trade Secrets:12 Points to Consider

JD Supra Law

When businesses share their trade secrets or confidential information with employees or third parties (a franchisee, a joint venture partner, a potential buyer, etc.),

Hubert and Kee Present on Protecting Company Information

LexBlog IP

The presentation featured a discussion on proper techniques and best practices to protect yourself from trade secret/confidential information theft and from potential liability for trade secret/confidential information theft.

[Video] Not If, but When: A Data Protection Roadmap for Legal Teams in a Post-Pandemic World

JD Supra Law

Join this panel to hear real-world solutions from experts who are working to protect confidential. Data breaches are no longer a matter of if, but a matter of when. And risks are heightened in a world where many employees are now working remotely.

Secret Hair Don’t Care: When NDAs Fail to Protect Trade Secrets

JD Supra Law

The case arose as a result of L’Oreal and Olaplex entering into negotiations regarding a potential acquisition, pursuant to which Olaplex shared with L’Oreal its confidential information,….

Ga. Engineering Co. Says Ex-Execs Took Clients For Rival Biz

IP Law 360

A Georgia engineering company has sued two former vice presidents and shareholders, claiming they used confidential information to solicit customers for rival businesses that they set up in North Carolina after quitting

Tribal Corp. IP Suit Highlights Sponsored Research Pitfalls

IP Law 360

s recent Washington federal court action alleging that Stanford University copied a treatment based on research involving the tribes' confidential information, the parties' pleadings shed light on best practices for addressing ownership of sponsored research results in clear and precise terms, says attorney Catlan McCurdy In Tulalip Tribal Federal Corp.'s

Striking The Right Academic Research Deal As A Sponsor

IP Law 360

As industry funding of academic research continues to rise, lawyers advising sponsoring entities should understand the intricacies of negotiating research agreements, including those around deal structure, intellectual property ownership and licensing, and confidentiality of findings, says Catlan McCurdy at McCurdy.

Canadian Cannabis Co. Can't Escape Georgia IP Theft Suit

IP Law 360

A Canadian cannabis company must face claims that it encouraged a competitor's former employees to break nonsolicitation and confidentiality agreements after a Georgia federal court refused to dismiss it from litigation alleging the theft of a secret drink formula

Pfizer acts quickly to tackle alleged covid-19 vaccine trade secrets misappropriation

IAM Magazine

With strong policies in place to protect confidential information, the company was able to take swift action against an employee after becoming aware of suspicious activity. Analysis Analysis: Legal Analysis: Strategy Coronavirus Litigation Strategy Trade Secrets

Trade Secret or Patent?

JD Supra Law

A trade secret protects a business’s confidential and proprietary information. Business owners often ask whether they should protect their intellectual property with a trade secret or a patent. The answer is: It depends. What Can Be Protected? The first thing to consider is what it is that needs to be protected. The information can be a formula, process, or customer list. By: Weintraub Tobin

Now More Than Ever, Automakers Must Protect Trade Secrets

JD Supra Law

With all the new vehicle technologies being developed by an increasing array of competitors, coupled with supplier consolidation and employee transience, confidential and proprietary information is more valuable than ever — and at greater risk than ever.

Lionbridge Defeats TransPerfect's Trade Secrets Suit

IP Law 360

finding no evidence that Lionbridge or its private equity parent used confidential documents from a court-ordered auction to poach clients A Manhattan federal judge on Friday axed TransPerfect Global Inc.'s s trade secrets suit against rival translation company Lionbridge Technologies Inc.,

University and Software Company Settle Dispute

BYU Copyright Blog

URI denied the allegations and provided numerous affirmative defenses in its answer.Since last month, the parties have entered into a confidential settlement agreement. The court further retained jurisdiction to enforce the terms of the confidential agreement.