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Senators push bill protecting interstate trade secrets amidst concerns over trolling

By Bhargav Srinivasan – Edited by Olga Slobodyanyuk

The Senate Judiciary Committee is deliberating a bill to provide US companies with extra legal protections for trade secrets for products or services used in interstate commerce. However, some legal scholars believe the bill creates strong potential for companies to engage in “trade secret trolling” by falsely accusing rivals of stealing trade secrets in order to stall their business. The ensuing debate now weighs the intent of the bill with the potential for legal bullying.


Posted On Nov - 18 - 2015 Add Comments READ FULL POST

ITC’s review of an ALJ’s order was not procedurally sound
By Mengyi Wang – Edited by Sarah O’Loughlin

The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit unanimously vacated and remanded a decision of the International Trade Commission (“ITC”), finding that the ITC exceeded its authority in reviewing an administrative law judge’s (“ALJ”) order denying a motion for termination. In so holding, the Court rejected the ITC’s attempt to characterize the ALJ’s decision as an initial determination, which would be subject to review.


Posted On Jul - 28 - 2014 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Federal Circuit Flash Digest: News in Brief 

By Amanda Liverzani

Dismissal of Trademark Registration Opposition Affirmed Despite Pronunciation Error

Non-Infringement of Cellular Network Patents Affirmed

Federal Circuit Finds it Lacks Subject-Matter Appellate Jurisdiction Over Patent Infringement Case

Posted On Jul - 21 - 2014 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Distinguishing “Intellectual Property” from Trade Secrets in the Federal Circuit
By Paul Klein – Edited by Geng Chen

The Federal Circuit reversed and vacated a district court ruling holding Hauge in contempt of a court order enforcing a settlement agreement, which required Hauge to assign his former employer “all other intellectual property and other rights relating to pressure exchanger technology . . . .” The Federal Circuit found that Hauge had not violated the order by manufacturing and selling a similar exchanger, even if he used a proprietary manufacturing process in a manner that potentially violated patent or trade secret laws.


Posted On Apr - 3 - 2014 Comments Off READ FULL POST

With Goal of Innovation, European Union Proposes Uniform Trade Secret Guidelines
By Elise Young – Edited by Kathleen McGuinness

Last week, the European Commission proposed a directive for greater and more uniform protection of trade secrets throughout the European Union. The proposal’s goal is to increase innovation by better protecting EU businesses’ trade secrets and by removing barriers to cross-border research and development. The proposal is one part of the EU’s “Innovation Union” and IP strategies, adopted in May 2011.


Posted On Dec - 4 - 2013 Comments Off READ FULL POST
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