February 03, 2022

Key Trade Secret Developments of 2021: Part 2

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:

  1. 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.
  2. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit’s opinion on the relationship between trade secrets and patents on related technology.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

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