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1 Feb 2012, 6:25 pm by Robert Milligan
By Robert Milligan and Gary Glaser A California federal district court denied a former employee's motion to dismiss his former employer's claims for tortious interference with prospective economic advantage and negligent inteference with prospective economic advantage Monday in a closely watched lawsuit concerning the interplay between social media, trade secrets, and employee mobility. [read post]
9 May 2012, 8:27 am by Robert Milligan
By Robert Milligan and Jeffrey Oh In today’s dynamic environment of interstate commerce, including internet transactions, deciding on the proper venue for a trade secret misappropriation dispute can be a complicated process involving a number of different factors particularly if the parties are domiciled and/or transact business in different states. [read post]
19 Oct 2012, 12:44 pm by Robert B. Milligan
By Robert Milligan and Jessica Mendelson With the NBA basketball season almost upon us, a high profile legal battle between an aspiring NBA sports agent and his former agency continues to heat up in Los Angeles federal court. [read post]
29 Apr 2013, 10:51 am by Daniel Joshua Salinas
By Robert Milligan and Joshua Salinas A California federal jury convicted a San Francisco executive recruiter this week for violations of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (“CFAA”) and theft of trade secrets from his former employer. [read post]
3 Apr 2013, 6:07 am by Jessica Mendelson
By Jessica Mendelson and Robert Milligan The ownership of social media accounts in the employment context remains a very hot topic. [read post]
23 Apr 2013, 9:46 pm by Jessica Mendelson
By Jessica Mendelson and Robert Milligan Social media legislation restricting access to personal social media accounts has been a hot topic in recent months, and as 2013 progresses, more and more states seem poised to pass such legislation. [read post]
16 Mar 2011, 9:59 am by Robert Milligan
By Robert Milligan and Joshua Salinas Police officers are free to review private and confidential information stored on your cell phone if the search is incident to an arrest in California.  [read post]
2 Mar 2013, 11:27 am by Jessica Mendelson
By Jessica Mendelson and Robert Milligan The ownership of social media accounts in the employment context remains a very hot topic. [read post]
22 Jan 2013, 1:12 am by Robert B. Milligan
By Robert Milligan and Grace Chuchla Arbitration agreements with carve-outs for provisional remedies are again the topic du jour, particularly in California courts which apply a stringent unconscionability analysis to employee arbitration agreements. [read post]
22 Jan 2013, 1:12 am by Robert B. Milligan
By Robert Milligan and Grace Chuchla Arbitration agreements with carve-outs for provisional remedies are again the topic du jour, particularly in California courts which apply a stringent unconscionability analysis to employee arbitration agreements. [read post]
22 Apr 2013, 11:31 pm by Robert B. Milligan
By Robert Milligan and Jessica Mendelson Today is the deadline for public comments requested by the Obama Adminstration on any proposed changes to federal law to combat trade secret theft. [read post]
21 Feb 2013, 11:32 pm by Jessica Mendelson
By Jessica Mendelson and Robert Milligan On Wednesday February 20, 2013, the White House released a five-point plan (“the Plan”) intended to combat trade secret theft of American trade secrets. [read post]
1 Dec 2014, 9:16 am by Guest Author for TradeSecretsLaw.com
-Robert Milligan, Editor of Trading Secrets By Bartosz Sujecki The protection of trade secrets is very important for every company. [read post]
26 Jun 2013, 10:29 pm by Daniel Joshua Salinas
By Robert Milligan and Joshua Salinas Representative Zoe Lofgren (D- CA) has been very active in the technology and innovation legislation space of late. [read post]
8 Jan 2013, 9:59 am by Jessica Mendelson
By Jessica Mendelson and Robert Milligan The Michigan Legislature recently passed the Internet Privacy Protection Act (“IPPA”), otherwise known as House Bill 5523. [read post]
26 Jun 2013, 5:47 pm by Robert B. Milligan
By Robert Milligan and Grace Chuchla Earlier this year, we blogged on federal legislative efforts to amend the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (“CFAA”) following the death of computer activist Aaron Swartz. [read post]
16 Jan 2013, 3:12 pm by Jessica Mendelson
By Jessica Mendelson and Robert Milligan The death of Aaron Swartz, a well-known coder, entrepreneur and political activist, has resulted in increased scrutiny of the federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (“CFAA”), a law some condemn as arcane and draconian but supported by others as necessary to combat illegal hacking and data theft. [read post]