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Representation of Applied Security in Fairfax County Circuit Court in a trade secret and employee agreement contract dispute.
Representation of Caliper Life Sciences in which we secured a $52 million jury verdict of trade secret misappropriation in California state court related to microfluidics technology. Two related patent infringement cases settled shortly thereafter on terms favorable to our client.
Representation of Huawei Technologies in trade secret lawsuits against Motorola Solutions involving wireless base station technology; obtained a preliminary injunction preventing the transfer of confidential information in the context of a corporate acquisition and an award of licensing fees.
November 1, 2016, Inside Compensation
Existing rules in Europe require, and proposed rules in the U.S. would require, companies and financial institutions to have in place effective clawback policies. Under such policies, employers have the ability to recover compensation paid to employees when certain events occur or information comes to light that could have an adverse effect on the employer. … ...
July 30, 2015, Inside Compensation
The federal government has been encouraging employers to adopt best practices to address both external and internal threats to critical business information and infrastructure. These best practices have included an important human resources element, including policies and programs covering current and former employees. For example, the Obama Administration ...
April 5, 2013, Inside Compensation
As we have previously discussed, companies face a growing threat that trade secrets and other critical business information will be taken by employees and other insiders. Protecting business critical information is not simple. Companies need a holistic approach that implicates multiple areas of the law, including data security, privacy, intellectual property, ...
co-authored by Bonnie Drury (Trainee Solicitor) On 27 March, the UK Government launched a new platform for public and private bodies to share information on cyber threats in real time. The Cyber Security Information Sharing Partnership (“CISP”) forms part of the UK’s £650m National Cyber Security Programme, and has been described as a “secure Facebook”. The … ...
March 22, 2013, Inside Compensation
At a recent forum in New York, a team of Covington & Burling LLP lawyers addressed the growing concern among companies that their most valuable assets might just walk out the front door on a thumb drive in an employee’s pocket or otherwise be taken by company insiders. Although much of the discussion in this … Continue Reading
February 21, 2013, Inside Compensation
Earlier this afternoon, the White House announced a major initiative to combat the increasing threat to U.S. companies from the theft of trade secrets. The initiative addresses both external threats as well as internal threats from employees and other insiders, including the threat that a company’s most valuable intellectual property might simply walk out the … ...