Did a former McDermott Will & Emery partner conspire with his family to rip off one of the firm's clients? The ex-partner, John Fuisz, says a lawsuit against his father and brother alleging as much is "utter fantasy." But a judge refused to toss the case, ruling that a jury should decide.
Some lawyers are complaining that the Justice Department is ignoring homegrown criminal trade secrets theft even as it pursues Chinese and other foreign companies.
A federal judge in San Francisco turned down the former Korn/Ferry vice president's effort to escape his high-profile convictions under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and Economic Espionage Act.
After two reversals in less than a year, the lawyers in a big-money trade secrets fight between rival hard drive makers Seagate Technology LLC and Western Digital Corp. must be getting positively dizzy by now. And if Western Digital gets its way, the companies' fortunes may take yet another turn.
A small company called Events Media Network Inc., which continually updates a massive database of public events, has cleared an early hurdle in a trade secrets fight it picked with The Weather Channel Interactive Inc.
SCO's claims that it deserves damages from IBM and royalties from Linux users infuriated open-source proponents, and the case against IBM seemed to be going nowhere before a judge agreed to dust it off late last week.
The deal averts a new trial in the trade secrets case that produced a $112 million verdict against A10.
Online game maker Kixeye Inc. and its lawyers at Goodwin Procter have a message for bigger, better-known rival Zynga Inc.: Your secrets aren't worth stealing.
After a setback, federal prosecutors are fighting to salvage their aggressive economic espionage case against four Chinese corporations accused of paying close to $30 million for stolen DuPont trade secrets.