Business litigation partners Randy Kahnke and Kerry Bundy and associates Anna Sallstrom and Bryan Washburn summarized four major developments in trade secret law from 2021 in a coauthored article for Law360, featuring key practice takeaways.
The authors highlight the following issues:
- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit’s clarification of the standard for pleading use of a trade secret under the federal Defend Trade Secrets Act.
- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit’s opinion on the relationship between trade secrets and patents on related technology.
- The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas’s ruling that the entry of a preliminary injunction does not stop the accrual of damages.
- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit’s reversal of a $60-million verdict based on key nondisclosure agreement language.
The full article is available for Law360 subscribers.