CREATe.org/PwC Report Makes the Case for Investing in Trade-Secret Protections

“Historically, . . . [trade secret protections] have been viewed as a cost, not an investment.”¬†CREATe.org and PwC recently released a report titled “Economic Impact of Trade Secret Theft: A framework for companies to safeguard trade secrets and mitigate potential threats.” If you read this blog, you should read the report. Next week, I will […]

Trade Secrets and the First Amendment

Before this week, I had never thought much about trade-secrets issues intersecting with the First Amendment. But then I read the complaint in a lawsuit filed by hedge fund Greenlight Capital Inc. against the owner of a website called seekingalpha.com, which published a post disclosing Greenlight’s then-confidential investment strategy. The suit seeks to compel the […]

Small Business Data Theft: Risks and Solutions

Data theft is a hot topic now, with the recent high-profile thefts at Target and others. This issue has consequences for companies trying to protect trade secrets. For example, if a company is not taking measures to protect against data theft, a court could easily conclude that the company has not reasonably protected its proprietary […]