Thursday, June 03, 2010, 6/03/2010 09:12:00 AM

More on the Trade Secrets of Muffins

As we reported earlier here, there’s a battle going on over the trade secrets of muffins and a key inevitable disclosure case in which an executive of the company that manufactures Thomas’s English muffins was barred from going to work for a competitor.

Now the case is heading to the Third Circuit court of appeals on a fast-tracked appeal of the preliminary injunction against the employee.

The company contended the employee had access to competitive planning, including product launch plans and strategies for cutting costs and securing lucrative contracts for store-brand products. There was also evidence that trade secrets information was downloaded to a USB hard drive prior to the employee’s departure.

The Legal Intelligencer has the full report (linked here).


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