Tag Archives: Trade Secret

Filing of Patent Can Act as Constructive Notice of Possible Trade Secret Breach

If someone in possession of another’s trade secrets files a patent application including those secrets, the application may be considered a sufficient notice of possible breach for the purpose of statutes of limitations. That appears to be the result of a recent ruling by the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of California in […]

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 […]