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Former Pitcher Claims Tha…

Former Pitcher Claims That Signs Were a Trade Secret

Maintaining that “sign stealing” by Houston Astros cost him a job in the major leagues, former Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Mike Bolsinger has refiled a lawsuit against the team in a Texas court. As the Houston Chronicle notes, Bolsinger, who hasn… Read More
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Apple Claims Former Produ…

Apple Claims Former Product Designer Stole Trade Secrets

Apple Inc. has sued a former product designer for the company, claiming that he stole Apple trade secrets in order to help his new employer and that he also leaked secrets to a reporter. The designer, Simon Lancaster, worked at Apple for more than te… Read More
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Federal Circuit Invalidates Employee Invention Assignment

The Federal Circuit has ruled that a provision in an employment agreement that requires an employee to assign to the employer any invention that the employee may “hereafter… conceive” “in any way connected to any subject matter within the exi… Read More
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Recent Developments in th…

Recent Developments in the Blockchain Technology Landscape

Blockchain technology, in its various patented applications, is transforming online transactions through the use of distributed ledgers. Its uses are wide-ranging, from financial and payment systems to commodity trading and cryptocurrencies. Among th… Read More
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Categories: Patents, Trade Secrets
Protecting your IP with an Audit – and what to do if you’re audited

Protecting your IP with an Audit – and what to do if you’re audited

“IP audit” can have two different meanings. One form of IP audit is more like an IP inventory – it looks at what IP a company has in its portfolio. The second type of IP audit involves checking whether a licensee is in compliance with its licen… Read More
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Court Finds that Trade “Secrets” Aren’t Secret on Zoom Call

Trade secrets are a form of intellectual property that the law protects from unauthorized use or disclosure, under certain conditions. Trade secrets can be protected by both state and federal law. These laws vary, but all define trade secrets as info… Read More
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