caltradesecrets.com

Posts Tagged ‘Misappropriation’

Crocs Settles Trade Secrets Misappropriation Suit Brought by Columbia Sportswear

In Fun with Trade Secrets, Settlements on August 5, 2010 at 11:02 am
A boy wearing Crocs
Image via Wikipedia

Columbia Sportswear settled a trade-secrets lawsuit against Crocs.  The suit stemmed from Crocs’s hiring a Columbia employee as an independent contractor.  Columbia alleged claims of misappropriation of trade secrets, intentional interference with contract, and aiding and abetting the employee’s breach of his duty of loyalty to Columbia.  Read a report from the Denver Post here.

By CHARLES H. JUNG

Enhanced by Zemanta
Advertisements

Evidence of Possession of Alleged Trade Secret and Ability to Bring Devices to Market Faster Than Claimant Sufficient to State Claim

In Motions for Summary Judgment/Adjudication on August 4, 2010 at 7:26 am
Max Mathews on 80th birthday talking about all...
Image via Wikipedia

In Aqua-Lung America, Inc. v. American Underwater Products, Inc., 2010 WL 2991512 (N.D. Cal. July 28, 2010) (slip op.), plaintiff moved for reconisderation of an order denying summary judgment on trade secret misappropriation claim for trade secret misappropriation.  Judge Richard Seeborg of the Northern District of California held that relying on evidence from an economic expert, joined with evidence that plaintiff was in possession of the alleged trade secrets and that it was able to bring its devices to market in advance of defendants, allows sufficient inferences to support the existence of triable issues of fact as to the trade secrets claim.  The court denied reconsideration.

By CHARLES H. JUNG

Enhanced by Zemanta