Last week, in a significant development in the simmering IP and technology dispute between the U.S. and China, the U.S. Department of Justice unsealed an indictment filed in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington against Chinese telecommunications manufacturer Huawei for the theft of trade secrets from T-Mobile.  This salvo is the latest in an increasingly high stakes confrontation between the U.S. and China arising from longstanding concerns in the U.S. about China’s involvement in and support for the theft of trade secrets from U.S. companies.  Huawei, which was also the subject of a FBI sting last month in another unrelated trade secret investigation involving a U.S. smartphone screen manufacturer, is now at the center of this international IP superpower row.  What’s the international context that led to this indictment, what did Huawei do to trigger the indictment, and what forces are now in play that will shape the prosecution going forward?  Read on for my thoughts below.
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Here are the noteworthy trade secret and restrictive covenant posts from September and some of October:

Legislative Developments
  • Massachusetts is once again contemplating multiple bills regarding non-competes as well as a possible adoption of what appears to be the DTSA advises Russell Beck in his Fair Competition Blog.  Russell and his team also have summaries of legislative activity in Maryland, Maine, Michigan, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Washington and West Virginia, among others.


Continue Reading Monthly Wrap Up (October 27, 2017): Noteworthy Trade Secret and Restrictive Covenant Posts from Around the Web

Friday Wrap-Up (July 19, 2013): Noteworthy Trade Secret, Non-Compete and Cybersecurity News from the Web
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Friday Wrap-Up (June 28, 2013): Noteworthy Trade Secret, Covenant-Not-to-Compete and Cybersecurity News from the Web
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Thursday Wrap-Up (June 20, 2013): Noteworthy Trade Secret, Non-Compete and Cybersecurity News from the Web
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Thursday Wrap-Up (June 13, 2013): Noteworthy Trade Secret, Non-Compete and Cybersecurity News from the Web
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Thursday Wrap-Up (May 30, 2013): Noteworthy Trade Secret, Non-Compete and Cybersecurity News from the Web
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IP Commission Report: Blue Ribbon Panel Advocates Getting Tough With China, Supports Federal Trade Secret Statute And Even “Hacking Back”
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AIPLA Spring Meeting Report: Excellent Meeting with Obama Administration Representative, A Spirited Debate Over the CFAA and Protecting Trade Secrets Overseas (Part 2)
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AIPLA Spring Meeting Report: Excellent Meeting with Obama Administration Representative, A Spirited Debate Over the CFAA and Protecting Trade Secrets Overseas (Part I)
Continue Reading AIPLA Spring Meeting Report: Excellent Meeting with Obama Administration Representative, A Spirited Debate Over the CFAA, and Protecting Trade Secrets Overseas (Part 1)