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The Secret Sauce: What is a Trade Secret and How Can You Protect It?

Coca-Cola famously guards its signature formula with layers of protection that sound like material for a spy movie. It is kept in a vault that can only be opened by a resolution of the board of directors. Supposedly only two people in the company are permitted to know it at one time, and they are...

Six Customer List Theft Horror Stories

We all want to think that our workers are loyal and honest. Sadly, some are neither. Stealing sensitive information, such as customer lists, is often tempting for employees, who may use the information to launch their own businesses or land higher paying jobs with competitors.
In some...


How Silicon Valley Handles Trade Secrets - Google Waymo vs. Uber

In 2011, Anthony Levandowski was a star engineer at Google. Instrumental in the development of the company’s self-driving car program, he was also responsible for the worldwide mapping efforts that gave life to Google Maps.
Levandowski was famous for his unorthodox workarounds, like...


“Knowing Misrepresentation” Costs Insurer $13.5M in Bad Faith Case

In litigation that lasted the better part of eight years, a Delaware Superior Court judge has ruled that Homeland Insurance Co. of New York acted in bad faith when it denied coverage to its Errors and Omissions policyholder, CorVel Corp. CorVel had been accused of improperly discounting medical...