Under both, the federal Defend Trade Secrets Act and the various state Uniform Trade Secrets Acts, an owner of trade secrets must take “reasonable measures” or reasonable steps to protect the trade secrets from being disclosed.
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WHY ALL POST-MAY 2016 EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENTS MUST INCLUDE A DTSA IMMUNITY CLAUSE
If an employment agreement entered after May 11, 2016, does not contain an immunity notice, employer can sue an employee for trade secrets misappropriation, but will not be able to recover its attorneys fees or obtain an award of punitive damages.
Zillow Claims Trade Secrets Protection Over Machine Learning Algorithms; Sues Compass for Theft
Many companies are currently racing to adopt artificial intelligence and machine learning to automate and augment various aspects of their businesses. Those who have succeeded
Is a Client List a Trade Secret in Texas?
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.
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.
Employers Should Consider Protection of Trade Secrets When Responding to EEOC Charges
When responding to an EEOC charge of discrimination, employers should always separate and clearly mark any trade secrets or confidential information included in the position statement