Attorneys Handling Trade Secrets

The Texas Legislature recently passed a bill amending the Texas Uniform Trade Secrets Act (“TUTSA”), scheduled to take effect September 1st of this year. Along with a few minor modifications, there are five notable changes that any business who carries a trade secret may want to familiarize themselves with, before they decide to file a […]

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Should I patent my invention or keep it as a trade secret? What are the differences between patents and trade secrets?   These are the types of questions that we regularly get asked by our clients. According to the USPTO’s Trade Secret Policy, “trade secrets consist of information and can include a formula, pattern, compilation, […]

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What is a trade secret?  Do I (or my company) own any trade secrets?  If so, how do I enforce my trade secrets?  In order to answer these questions, it is very important to understand the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA) and its various protections and obligations.  The DTSA creates a federal cause […]

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Continuing legal education YouTube video concerning the theft of trade secrets and technology with Michael Masri.

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 Trade secrets are often accompanies most important intellectual property assets. Too often, companies fail to protect their trade secrets in a way which will give them legal status. If you don’t treat your proprietary information, process, devices or formulas as secret, then the law will not recognize them as trade secrets. Matt:  Thank you for being […]

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Matt: Hello, and thanks for tuning in to Trade Secret Law Radio. This is Matt Plessner, and for todays show, we are once again targeting business owners. Getting to the point where you expand your business and start hiring new people can be very exciting. But what if you train someone, and they split off […]

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A Michigan court of appeals case, Actuator Specialties Inc v Chinavare, demonstrated the scope and breadth of the Michigan Uniform and Trade Secret Act remedies when it issued an injunction against an employee prohibiting that employee from working at a competitor after verifying a theft of important trade secret information. It is the first case […]

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Employers will want to carefully consider the use of trade secret prohibitions and restrictions in their employment agreements. Often times trade secret restrictions are incorporated into provisions in an employment agreement or a non-compete agreement with non-compete restrictions. Inartful drafting of a trade secret agreement can oftentimes work against an employer who is also attempting […]

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What is a trade secret? A trade secret is anything within your business that is not generally known to the public, that’s not readily ascertainable, and that give you, your company, or your business an economic advantage or other advantage over your competitors.  And so a trade secret definition typically incorporates these various concepts.  That, […]

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Well, a non-compete agreement, Matt, protects businesses. Most states in the country have indicated that in order for a non-compete agreement between an employer and an employee to be valid and enforceable, it must protect that business’s legitimate business interests.

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