The “George Costanza Defense” to Trade-Secrets Theft

Seinfeld fans will remember the episode where George Costanza’s boss caught him sleeping with a cleaning lady on his desk, leading to this memorable exchange: Mr. Lippman: It’s come to my attention that you and the cleaning woman have engaged in sexual intercourse on the desk in your office. Is that correct? George Costanza: Who said […]

Can Mark Cuban’s Cyber Dust Help Protect Proprietary Information?

Cyber Dust is an app that lets users send text messages without leaving a digital fingerprint. All texts “self destruct” within 30 seconds, after which they are not stored anywhere — including on Cyber Dust’s servers. Also, Cyber Dust notifies you if someone takes a screenshot of one of your Cyber Dust texts. Mark Cuban is […]

Steakhouse Trade Secrets at Peter Luger

Most businesses have some kind of trade secrets, but many don’t realize it. Even when running a seemingly simple business, companies need to be aware of how they are protecting their proprietary information. Recently, food blog Eater.com wrote about how New York’s venerable Peter Luger Steakhouse prepares its porterhouse. This article shows that trade secrets can […]