Life Spine, Inc. v. Aegis Spine, Inc.

This trade secret case arises from a short‐lived business relationship between two companies that sell spinal implant devices. Life Spine, Inc. makes and sells a spinal implant device called the ProLift Expandable Spacer System. Aegis Spine, Inc. contracted with Life... Read more →

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Oakwood Laboratories LLC v. Thanoo

In 2017, Oakwood Laboratories, L.L.C. (“Oakwood”) sued its former Vice President of Product Development, Dr. Bagavathikanun Thanoo, as well as Dr. Thanoo’s current employer, Aurobindo Pharma U.S.A., Inc. (“Aurobindo USA”), the parent of that company, Aurobindo Pharma Ltd. (“Aurobindo”), and... Read more →

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United States v. Shi

We can’t always get what we want, but, sometimes, we get what we need. Appellant Shan Shi obtained seven documents containing trade secret information his company needed to produce drill riser buoyancy modules, the high-tech equivalent of water wings for... Read more →

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Acrylicon USA, LLC v. Silikal GMBH

This case involves the breach of an agreement between two parties who shared a trade secret, AcryliCon USA, LLC (“AC-USA”), and Silikal GmbH (“Silikal”). The trade secret consisted of the formula for 1061 SW, a flooring resin Silikal manufactured and... Read more →

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Attia v. Google, LLC

The panel affirmed the district court’s dismissal of claims brought under the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 and the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act against Google, LLC, and other defendants by an architect and his firm. The architect... Read more →

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InteliClear, LLC v. ETC Global Holdings, Inc.

The panel reversed the district court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of ETC Global Holdings, Inc. in an action alleging that ETC misused InteliClear, LLC’s securities trading tracking system. InteliClear brought claims for trade secret misappropriations under both the... Read more →

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Royal Truck & Trailer Sales & Service, Inc. v. Kraft

Following the abrupt resignation of two employees, Royal Truck & Trailer discovered that the employees, prior to resigning, had accessed confidential company information from their company-issued computers and cell phones and then utilized the information in violation of company policy.... Read more →

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Farmers Edge Inc. v. Farmobile, LLC

This case arose after Jason Tatge, Heath Gerlock, and Randy Nuss (the individual defendants) left a company called Crop Ventures to co-found Farmobile (the corporate defendant). Farmers Edge (FEI) is Crop Ventures’s successor-in-interest. Both FEI and Farmobile are agriculture technology... Read more →

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Epic Systems Corp. v. Tata Consultancy Services Ltd.

Without permission from Epic Systems, Tata Consultancy Services (“TCS”)1 downloaded, from 2012 to 2014, thousands of documents containing Epic’s confidential information and trade secrets. TCS used some of this information to create a “comparative analysis”—a spreadsheet comparing TCS’s health-record software... Read more →

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Advanced Fluid Systems Inc v. Huber

This sorry story of disloyalty and deception piled upon deception resulted in verdicts against the wrongdoers. They’re not happy about that, but, when the tale is told, it’s clear that the result is entirely justified. In brief summary, Kevin Huber... Read more →

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