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The Changing Shape of Trade Secret Trials: An Increasing Shift to Juries and Damages

By John Marsh – April 20, 2023 | Trade secret litigation is trending away from injunctive objectives and toward jury awards of monetary damages. This changes how trade secret owners and their lawyers approach disputes.

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How Can Litigators Avoid Preemption to Protect Company Trade Secrets and Confidential Information?

By Parker E. Thoeni and Courtney B. Amelung – April 20, 2023 | Statutes such as the Uniform Trade Secrets Act and Defend Trade Secrets Act may preempt common-law remedies for violations of trade secrets, but certain strategies could allow for litigation of broader claims.

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How Employers Can Protect Confidential Information and Trade Secrets Following the NLRB’s Recent Guidance on Severance Agreements

By Alex C. Weinstein – May 11, 2023 | Key steps to avoid scrutiny after the McLaren Macomb decision.

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The Uniform Restrictive Employment Agreement Act: An Attempt At Nationwide Consistency

Dawn Mertineit, a partner in Seyfarth's Non-Compete and Trade Secrets group, analyzes the Uniform Law Commission's newly adopted Uniform Restrictive Employment Agreement Act, and describes how the act would change the landscape of current restrictive covenants laws.

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Key Considerations for Forensic Examinations

Seyfarth's Dawn Mertineit discusses the importance of forensic examination of electronic devices, as well as some key considerations to be aware of in planning and executing the analysis.

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