A “list of actual or potential customers or suppliers” of a company qualifies as a trade secret as long as: (1) its owner, i.e. the company, took reasonable measures to keep it secret and (2) the list has an economic value because it is not generally known and cannot be easily determined by another person.
Tag: Stolen trade secrets
Employees’ Unauthorized Copying of Electronic Files is Not Theft in Texas
Before pleading a Texas Theft Liability Act claim against an employee for stealing the company’s data, information, documents, or other property, the company should make sure that there is at least some evidence of the employee’s intent to deprive the company of its property.
What Should a Company do When it Suspects That an Employee Stole Its Trade Secrets?
Employees take their employers’ trade secrets all the time. It’s a fact of life. No matter what systems an employer has in place, sooner or
Texas Supreme Court Rules Competitors Can be Excluded from the Courtroom
Until recently, companies suing for trade secret theft ran a risk of having to disclose to their competitors in open court certain aspects of their
Trade Secrets Litigation is About to Change with the Passage of the Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act
The federal Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA), that has been subject of rigorous debate over the past few years, is just days away from becoming
Two Common (and Costly) Mistakes in Trade Secrets Litigation
Trade secrets litigation can be expensive, and if you can avoid it by implementing the measures that I’ve previously described here, then you are off