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Trade Secrets

Non-Disclosure Agreements May Not Protect Intellectual Property

Brad Reid | Posted 03.24.2014 | Business
Brad Reid

This case contains several lessons. First, there must be confidential information or trade secrets in order to have a meaningful confidentiality and non-disclosure agreement.

HTC Executives Arrested Over Allegedly Leaking Secrets To China

Reuters | Clare Jim | Posted 09.02.2013 | Technology

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Three HTC Corp design executives were arrested on suspicion of leaking trade secrets, sending the Taiwanese smartphone maker's shar...

Dentist Sues Wal-Mart: 'They Stole My American Dream'

Al Norman | Posted 04.22.2013 | Business
Al Norman

"I promised my investors Wal-Mart, but when Wal-Mart pulled out, I lost my investors and my bank support. I lost everything. I have lost 5 years of my life. I lost my home and properties; I lost my cars, investments, and savings. Everything was taken from me."

Trade Secrets May Be Lost

Brad Reid | Posted 07.16.2012 | Business
Brad Reid

One cannot be too careful or continually vigilant that everyday conduct does not negate the initial precautions. This would be like purchasing a safe but failing to lock the door. Companies have discontinued factory tours due to trade secret disclosure concerns.

AIG Sues Former Exec, Claiming He Stole Trade Secrets

Reuters | Posted 06.24.2012 | Business

By Grant McCool April 24 (Reuters) - American International Group Inc has sued the co-founder and former chief execut...

Dave Jamieson

'Breastaurant' Feud: Hooters Sues Rival For Stealing ‘Trade Secrets’

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.30.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Hooters, the restaurant chain famous for its scantily clad Hooters Girls, sued the partner of an upstart rival in Georgia federal court ...

JPMorgan Fires Back At Madoff Trustee

Bloomberg News | Linda Sandler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), sued for $6.4 billion by the trustee for Bernard L. Madoff's firm, said the trustee has no right to "abrogate" a yearlong ...

Eight Of America's Most Secretive Companies

24/7 Wall St. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The need for secrecy in business has led to a shadow industry known as industrial espionage. The practices of "spying" used to be physical. A spy woul...

Man Stole $20M Of Trade Secrets For Chinese Competitor

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A New Jersey man who was a chemist for a suburban Chicago-based paint company has pleaded guilty to stealing trade secrets. Federal p...

Thomas' English Muffins Sues To Keep 'Nooks & Crannies' From Hostess

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food

PHILADELPHIA — Chris Botticella knows the secret to those "nooks and crannies" in Thomas' English Muffins – the way they cradle butter and...