House Introduces Legislation Restricting Confidentiality Provisions in Settlement Agreements

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introduced legislation to restrict confidentiality provisions from covering claims of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. Seyfarth Synopsis: Last week, in connection with a House Oversight hearing, Representative Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.)

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.

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Plaintiff Adequately Pleads Misappropriation of Confidential Information

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Cohen denied defendant’s motion to dismiss a claim for misappropriation of confidential information. In a Decision and Order dated May 10, 2022, in Sure, Inc. Boost Ins. USA, Inc., 2022 NY Slip. 31523(U), Justice Joel M.

House Introduces Legislation Restricting Confidentiality Provisions in Settlement Agreements

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introduced legislation to restrict confidentiality provisions from covering claims of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. Last week, in connection with a House Oversight hearing, Representative Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.)

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

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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].

Confidential Manual Deemed Not A Printed Publication

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In a recent decision, the Patent Trial and Appeals Board found that no claims challenged were unpatentable, after finding manuals relied upon as prior art did not qualify as “printed publications” under 35 U.S.C. § 311(b). Weber, Inc. Provisur Technologies, Inc.,

Koss Violated Apple Confidentiality Agreement, ICC Says

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violated a confidentiality agreement with Apple with its lawsuit accusing the tech giant of patent infringement over its Beats headphones and AirPods Apple Inc. asked a California federal judge to confirm an international arbitration tribunal's award finding that headphone maker Koss Corp.

House Introduces Legislation Restricting Confidentiality Provisions in Settlement Agreements

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introduced legislation to restrict confidentiality provisions from covering claims of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. Last week, in connection with a House Oversight hearing, Representative Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.)

CAFC Reverses Contempt Finding for Disclosures of Confidential Discovery Information to Develop Joint Defense Strategy

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Circuit Judge Jimmie Reyna authored a brief dissent from the majority opinion, arguing that Leader’s disclosure of certain confidential information with another company sued by Static for the development of a joint defense strategy was a violation of the district court’s protective order.

An Effective Way to Protect Confidential Information

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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.

Copying of Unpatented Technology Permitted When Confidentiality Obligations Terminated

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the Ninth Circuit held under English law that a reasonable person would interpret a nondisclosure agreement (NDA) to end two years after signing because the NDA unambiguously terminated the confidentiality obligations after two years. In BladeRoom Grp. Emerson Elec.

Simple steps to protecting confidential information in the global economy

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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

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

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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.

The Freedom of Information Act’s “Confidentiality” Exception

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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.

Pfizer Says Employee Stole Confidential Docs On COVID Vax

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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.

4 Ways To Preserve Confidentiality Of Litigation Funding Docs

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Though two recent rulings by Massachusetts and Illinois federal courts add to the growing body of case law denying discovery into litigation funding arrangements, prudence necessitates that lawyers, clients and funders follow certain best practices to ensure that their communications are not discoverable by opposing parties, says Stewart Ackerly at Statera Capital

Sixth Circuit Endorses Sealing of Filings to Protect Confidentiality of Alleged Trade Secrets

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On appeal from a dismissal based on a failure to state a claim for misappropriation of trade secrets, the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit granted the litigants’ motion to seal their briefs and file publicly available redacted versions in order to protect the confidentiality of the appellant’s alleged trade secrets.

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

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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.

NDA: An Effective Way to Protect Confidential Information

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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

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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.

Confidential rebate reporting and new price regulatory factors of the amended Patented Medicines Regulations declared invalid by the Quebec Court of Appeal

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On February 18, 2022, the Court of Appeal of Quebec released its decision in Merck Canada Inc c Procureur général du Canada (2022 QCCA 240).

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

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One of Our “Favorite Things” Are Lawsuits About Stolen Secret Recipes

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Mr. Matlock personally prepared the waffles using his confidential recipe, which were later delivered to Oprah by Eastern Standard. Eastern Standard claims that it has never sold a single waffle using the Burgundian confidential recipe, and that it has no plans to do so.

Shhh… Tiffany knows your (trade) secrets!

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This act disregarded Marino’s confidentiality and non-solicitation contractual obligations to Cartier. As Tiffany continues its use of Cartier’s confidential information, such as through using such information in its internal business presentations, Cartier brings this suit.

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

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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.

Webinar Recap! Employee Mobility and Its Effects on Trade Secrets and Non-Competes

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Defend Trade Secrets Act Intellectual Property Non-Compete Enforceability Practice & Procedure Restrictive Covenants Trade Secrets Confidential information Cybersecurity intellectual property non-competes non-disclosure restrictive covenants Webinar

Trade Secrets In Relation To IPR

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Intellectual Property belongings rights breach of confidence confidential Contract Copyright Law equity misappropriation Remedies trade secretsTrade secrets uphold the secrecy of integral information of an enterprise relating to its strategies, programs, designs, patterns, or more.

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

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

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

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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.

No IP, no right to information? CJEU to clarify scope of article 8 Enforcement Directive

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Article 8 Enforcement Directive Case C-580/13 Coty Germany confidential information disclosure of information Enforcement Directive Jan Jacobi

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

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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.

Bankruptcy Proceeding Trade Secret Issues

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Protecting the confidentiality of trade secrets in bankruptcy proceedings. Bankruptcy requires extensive disclosure, including with respect to a debtor’s assets and liabilities that can be at odds with the requirement that trade secrets remain confidential.

Key Aspects of a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA)

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A non-disclosure agreement (“NDA” or “confidentiality agreement”) is a legally enforceable contract that creates a duty for one or more parties to keep certain information confidential.

Ensuring resilience in multi-tenancy environments

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Customers can be separated at various logical levels but often share application instances and databases - leading to integrity and confidentiality risks.

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

Netflix, Dark Horse Settle Artist's 'Umbrella Academy' IP Suit

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Netflix and Dark Horse Comics have reached a confidential settlement with an artist to resolve a copyright lawsuit over a fishbowl-headed character in "The Umbrella Academy" TV series, according to a filing Wednesday in Texas federal court

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

Choosing the Right Reporting Agency for your Intellectual Property Case

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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

NFT Wallet Co. Says Execs Swiped Secrets For Rival Apps

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has slammed a trio of former top executives with a trade secrets suit in Nevada federal court, contending that they stole confidential data and company assets before leaving to launch two rival NFT platforms Nonfungible token wallet company Banq Inc.

Preserving Trade Secrets By Taking Additional Protective Measures In Your Licensing Agreement

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The Eastern District of New York recently highlighted the importance of maintaining the confidentiality of trade secrets where the underlying trade secrets are readily apparent to anyone interacting with the holder’s product.