GeLab Cosmetics LLC v. Zhuhai Aobo Cosmetics Co., Ltd.

e. This case brought in Illinois federal court is ostensibly about trade secrets, but lurking just beneath the surface is a corporate-ownership dispute. The latter issue is also at center stage in an ongoing lawsuit in New Jersey state court.... Read more →

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Murray v. Miracorp, Inc.

Tracey Murray and the Estate of Robert Murray have asserted both legal and equitable claims against Miracorp, Inc., NTTS, Inc., Lane Goebel, and Shane Goebel (collectively, Miracorp) based on conduct that took place before 2012. But the district court granted... Read more →

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Smartsky Networks, LLC v. DAG Wireless, LTD.

Wireless Systems Solutions, LLC (“Wireless”), Laslo Gross (“Laslo”), Susan Gross (“Susan”), 1 David D. Gross (“David”), 2 DAG Wireless LTD (“DAG Israel”), and DAG Wireless USA, LLC (“DAG USA”)3 (together with DAG Israel “DAG”) (collectively, “Appellants”), appeal the district court’s... Read more →

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Campfield v. Safelite Group, Inc.

Ultra Bond, Inc., and its owner, Richard Campfield (collectively “Ultra Bond”) operate alongside the defendant companies (“Safelite”) in the vehicle glass repair and replacement (“VGRR”) industry. The parties represent two different segments of the VGRR market: Safelite provides windshield repair... Read more →

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Mattson Technology, Inc. v. Applied Materials, Inc.

After many years at Applied Materials, Inc. (Applied), Canfeng Lai left for a new job at Mattson Technology, Inc. (Mattson). First, however, he emailed himself a number of files containing Applied trade secrets. Applied sued both Lai and Mattson for... Read more →

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UNITED AERONAUTICAL CORP., ET AL V. USAF, ET AL

The panel affirmed the district court’s dismissal for lack of subject-matter jurisdiction of an Administrative Procedure Act (APA) action brought by United Aeronautical Corporation and Blue Aerospace, LLC (collectively, Aero) against the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Air National Guard... Read more →

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Nulogy Corp. v. Menasha Packaging Co., LLC

This legal entanglement began in Ontario, Canada, where Nulogy Corporation sued Menasha Packaging Company, LLC, and Deloitte Consulting LLP, alleging the two collaborated to misuse Nulogy’s proprietary information and Menasha breached its contract with Nulogy.1 After Deloitte challenged the Canadian... Read more →

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Syntel Sterling Best Shores Mauritius, Ltd., et al. v. The TriZetto Grp.

Plaintiffs-Counter-Defendants-Appellants Syntel Sterling Best Shores Mauritius Limited and Syntel, Inc. (collectively, “Syntel”) appeal from a final judgment entered in favor of Defendants-Counter-Claimants-Appellees The TriZetto Group, Inc. and Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (collectively, “TriZetto”) after a jury trial in the United... Read more →

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Direct Biologics v. McQueen

Direct Biologics, LLC (“DB”) brought claims for breach of covenant to not compete and misappropriation of trade secrets against Adam McQueen, DB’s former employee, and Vivex Biologics, Inc. (“Vivex”), McQueen’s new employer. After granting DB a temporary restraining order based... Read more →

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Ahern Rentals, Inc. v. EquipmentShare.com, Inc.

Ahern Rentals, Inc. (Ahern), alleges that two competitors— EquipmentShare.com, Inc. (EquipmentShare) and EZ Equipment Zone, LLC (EZ)— misappropriated its trade secrets to gain an unfair advantage in the construction equipment rental industry. The district court first dismissed EZ from the... Read more →

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