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  • The Secret about Trade Secrets (In Europe)

    Steve McDaniel and Jon Hurt, Technology Litigators || March 25, 2015
    Just in time for the European Coatings Show, we finally get around to focusing on protecting your “crown jewels” trade secrets in the EU. So here goes... In the continuing efforts to harmonize trade secret laws and regulations across na…

  • Going to Court: Hard Spots and Rocks!

    by Steve McDaniel and Jon Hurt , Technology Litigators || February 23, 2015
    Civil court is a double-edged sword that can cut you pretty badly when trying to keep your trade secrets actually Secret.  You can go to court specifically to stop use or disclosure of your proprietary information, or even for some reason not re…

  • Welcome Back, For the New Season of the Made-for-CW Drama, iPaint

    Steve McDaniel, JD PhD, Contributing Editor || July 7, 2014
    Overly dramatic? OK, look, I’ll admit it. I am a made-for-TV drama addict.  I can’t wait for the next superstars to populate True Detective, or to see how Red is gonna battle Vee’s contraband prison gang on Orange is the New B…

  • All Good things...Must Come to an End...Unless They're Really Good, Like You Know, Chocolate

    Steve McDaniel, Beth McDaniel and Jn Hurt, Technology Litigators || December 11, 2013
    The year in review.

  • The Greatest Trade Secret Heist the World Has Ever Known?

    Steve McDaniel, Technology Litigators || April 1, 2013
    So, can a trade secret thief benefit from his heist and walk away totally unscathed? Oh yeah. Can the scoundrel make a ton of money from it right under the nose of the rightful owner? You bet. Does society sometimes even reward the rogue for his stic…

  • How to Make a Buck or Two from Licensing Your Trade Secrets

    by Jonathan D. Hurt and Steve McDaniel, Technology Litigators || February 7, 2013
    All right, you’ve spent the time and money to create and guard your trade secrets from misappropriation.  Wonderful!  But your business model is at least partly based on others paying you to use your trade secrets.  Perhaps you h…

  • How Much Is That Trade Secret Worth?

    Steve McDaniel, Technology Litigators || January 15, 2013
    The law imposes a “value” standard on trade secrets.  A trade secret is valuable (in one rendition of such laws) and thus protectable if it gives its owner “an opportunity to obtain an advantage over competitors who do not know…

  • Professional Strength Trade Secret Audits – Part I

    Steve McDaniel, JD, PhD; Jon Hurt, PhD; & Beth McDaniel, JD, Technology Litigators || July 24, 2012
    Regardless of whether you have conducted a DIY trade secret audit (good idea) or not (not good - asking for trouble), you should consider finalizing your trade secret protection with a professional third party audit. Why? Because having your security…

  • The Trade Secret Dance: Lessons From The Litigation Trenches

    Steve McDaniel, JD, PhD, Technology Litigators & Paul Stanfield, JD, Stanfield Hiserodt, PLLC || May 15, 2012
    Queen’s Counsel: You have testified to this Court that you personally handed any bloke who walked into my client’s front office the computer code that contains its trade secrets, no questions asked. Is that right, Mr. Smythe? Witness: Wh…

  • Appropriate Punishment for Theft of Trade Secrets – Death By Beheading

    Steve McDaniel and Jon Hurt, Contributing Editors || November 30, -0001
    Maybe that’s a little harsh. But, that indeed WAS the punishment exacted by Chinese emperors for several thousand years upon anyone caught attempting to export Bombyx mori (silkworms) or mulberry seeds (Morus alba) in order to start internation…