Nebraska Court Puts Client List Protection Under a Cloud

A court in Nebraska has ruled that a client list that contains only data that could be obtained from other public sources may not be protected as a trade secret. The ruling, if adopted more broadly in other jurisdictions, could undo a long tradition of treating such lists as legitimate trade secret information. In First […]

Considering a Business Relationship? About to Divulge Trade Secrets? Be Very Careful Drafting Your NDA

Traditionally, when two companies enter into negotiations intended to produce a partnership or a joint venture relationship, both parties will require non-disclosure agreements to protect any trade secrets it may divulge during the course of the deal-making discussions. But thanks to a ruling in an Illinois case late last year, the efficacy of the use […]