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- DuPont Awarded 20-Year Ban in Trade Secrets Case
DuPont Co. was recently awarded a 20-year permanent injunction in a trade secrets misappropriation case involving its Kevlar technology. The court order bans Korean textile maker Kolon Industries Inc. from making a competing high-strength fiber.
- Dispute “Brewing” over Alleged Trade Secret Theft
When an employee leaves to join a competing business, the security of trade secrets and other proprietary information is always a concern. Fears of trade secret theft recently prompted a legal dispute between two iconic breweries located on opposite sides of the country. The Boston Beer Company (maker of Sam Adams beer) is suing the Anchor Brewing (maker of Anchor Steam beer) over allegations that Anchor illegally poached one of their executives in order to steal trade secrets.
- TV Streaming Service Hits Roadblock Under U.S. Copyright Law
In a major victory for broadcasters, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed a preliminary injunction against ivi, Inc., a company that streams television programming live and over the Internet. The appeals court ruled that its service likely infringes the copyrights of major broadcasters like NBC, ABC, and FOX, which had filed suit to keep the new technology offline.
- Dyson Sues Samsung to Protect its Intellectual Property Rights
British manufacturer Dyson, famous for their revolutionary vacuum cleaners and bladeless fans, has instituted legal action against electronics giant Samsung, citing patent infringements.
- Protecting Trade Secrets: How to Draft a Nondisclosure Agreement
Many companies have developed their own unique means of doing what they do, making their product, or handling their information. If your way of doing things is better than your competition's, they may naturally want to find out how you are doing it. So, protecting your competitive advantage – your trade secrets – can be critical to growing your business. And, one of the best ways to do that is through the use of the nondisclosure agreement.
- Coca Cola Unveils New Vault—How Do You Protect Your Trade Secrets?
As you may have heard, one of the country’s most closely guarded trade secrets has changed locations. Coca-Cola has created a high security vault in Atlanta to house its “secret formula” for the popular soft drink.
- Apple v. Samsung Highlights Importance of Legal Hold
The blockbuster jury award issued in the ongoing and high-profile patent litigation between Apple and Samsung has certainly caught everyone’s attention. The jury concluded that Samsung infringed on several Apple patents and awarded Apple $1.05 billion in damages.
- Do IP Protections Extend to Meat?
Intellectual property law generally does not protect recipes. But what about a cut of steak?
- Update: Twitter Finally Lands Coveted “Tweet” Trademark
James Eliason, CEO of Twittad, indicated that Twitter’s battle for ownership of the “tweet” trademark may finally have come to an end. According to Eliason, Twitter would drop a trademark lawsuit it filed against his company that sought to nullify Twittad’s registered trademark of the word “tweet.” In return, Twittad would transfer its registered trademark of “tweet” to Twitter, he said.
- USPTO Announces New Rules for Derivation Proceedings
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office recently published final rules governing derivation proceedings. The new patent proceedings are designed to ensure that a person will not be able to obtain a patent for an invention that he or she did not actually invent once the new first-inventor-to-file system launches.