Caudill Seed & Warehouse Co. Inc. v. Jarrow Formulas, Inc.

Caudill Seed & Warehouse Co. manufactures an important ingredient in certain nutritional supplements. Jarrow Formulas, Inc., a customer of Caudill’s, wanted to get into this manufacturing business. To do this, Jarrow decided to lure away Caudill’s Director of Research, Kean... Read more →

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Amyndas Pharmaceuticals, S.A. v. Zealand Pharma

When biotech firms engage in the entrepreneurial equivalent of musical chairs, one firm sometimes gets left out in the cold. That is essentially what happened here — and it led to the litigation described below. The music began with serial... Read more →

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Acrylicon USA, LLC v. Silikal GMBH

AcryliCon USA, LLC (“AC-USA”) and Silikal GmbH (“Silikal”) have been fighting for years over a trade secret. This is their third trip to our Court. The last time they were before this Court, a panel erased some of the relief... Read more →

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PPG Industries Inc v. Jiangsu Tie Mao Glass Co Ltd

It’s been said that 80 percent of success is showing up. One can quibble about the percentage, but it’s a good bet that refusing to show up, especially when you’re being sued, is a recipe for failure. That’s a lesson... Read more →

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Bimbo Bakeries USA, et al. v. Sycamore, et al.

These consolidated appeals concern claims of unfair competition in the bread industry. Bimbo Bakeries USA, Inc. (“Bimbo Bakeries”) owns, bakes, and sells Grandma Sycamore’s Home-Maid Bread (“Grandma Sycamore’s”). Bimbo Bakeries alleges that United States Bakery (“U.S. Bakery”), a competitor, and... Read more →

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Financial Information Technologies, LLC v. iControl Systems, USA, LLC

Financial Information Technologies (“Fintech”) and iControl Systems are competitors. Both companies sell software that processes alcohol-sales invoices within 24 hours. Fintech operated in that space alone for several years until iControl entered the market and began selling a very similar... Read more →

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Mallet & Co., Inc. v. Lacayo

Behind the breads, cakes, and other treats on our grocery store shelves, there is a ferociously competitive market for baking supplies, and that is the setting for this trade secret and unfair competition case. In 2019, Mallet and Company Inc.... Read more →

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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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