BLOGS: Trade Secrets Blog
Wednesday, June 30, 2010, 6/30/2010 10:31:00 AM
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Tuesday, June 08, 2010, 6/08/2010 02:45:00 PM
Todd Sullivan Talks Trade Secrets with LA Times
RALEIGH, N.C.—Womble Carlyle attorney Todd Sullivan discussed trade secrets in the hotel industry in a major new article in the Los Angeles Times.
The article, “Hotel Wars: Drama and Intrigue Behind the Hospitality Trade” ran in the Sunday, June 6th edition of the newspaper. The article discusses a trade secrets dispute involving a former executive at Starwood Hotels and Resorts who built a competing brand for Hilton. The resulting claims of trade secrets theft has become a major news story within the hospitality industry.
Todd Sullivan has a national practice focused on issues of employment agreements and employee departures. He has litigated more than 100 employee defection matters in numerous state and federal courts and arbitral forums.
Thursday, June 03, 2010, 6/03/2010 09:12:00 AM
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).
Wednesday, June 02, 2010, 6/02/2010 01:25:00 PM
Tuesday, June 01, 2010, 6/01/2010 08:22:00 AM
Dur-A-Flex, an East Hartford maker of floor and tile products claimed that a former longtime customer, Laticrete International (also from Connecticut) copied its process for bonding paint to sand in order to make tile grout and started manufacturing an identical product on its own. Dur-A-Flex had provided the product to Laticrete under a confidentiality agreement covering the manufacturing process.
Laticrete, not surprisingly, says it will appeal.