Valuation of Trade Secrets

    September 20 2017 In a series of articles devoted to trade secrets, Gowling WLG professionals share their knowledge to help you understand and manage trade secrets to use them as tools for competitiveness. This is the third of four articles that will make up the preamble for our upcoming conference on October 24. We […]

Texas Supreme Court Raises the Bar for Trade Secrets Damages–Again

By Zach Wolfe in Damages, Texas Litigation, Trade Secret Litigation July 10, 2017 Horizon v. Acadia finds expert’s assumptions too speculative to support lost profits verdict Mamas, don’t let your babies grow up to be damages experts in Texas. That’s the refrain CPAs may feel like singing after the Texas Supreme Court recently raised the bar for proving lost […]

Patents & Trade Secrets – Prior User Rights

  Donal O’Connell (Originally posted on June 27, 2017) Managing Director of Chawton Innovation Services Ltd Company A holds a trade secret, that is used frequently by the company for a number of years, at which time another company, Company B, publishes a patent which describes the trade secret held by Company A. How does […]

Anatomy of a trade secret misappropriation court case

Background: Company ABCD has a portfolio of IP assets, included a number of trade secrets. These trade secrets assets may be found across different functions in the organisation and include: ·        Some algorithms within the R&D function ·        Customer data managed by Sales & Marketing functions ·        Some filtration process held by Operations in the factory ·        Some negative […]

The “Move to the Cloud” Executive Luncheon

The “move to the cloud” has long been considered a key initiative by enterprises worldwide. With this move, there’s a level of increased risk that enterprises must address. What’s different is using cloud services requires abdicating some control over how some systems and data are being protected. In May 2016, the Defend Trade Secrets Act […]