Case Law Reviews

Heraeus Kulzer, GmbH v. Biomet, Inc., et al.

Case Law Reviews, Chemicals
This case underscores the complexities of cross-border trade secret litigation, the strategic use of § 1782 actions for obtaining discovery in support of foreign proceedings, and the challenges in enforcing foreign judgments and protecting trade secrets across multiple jurisdictions.

Veronica Foods Company v. Ecklin

Case Law Reviews, Chemicals
The case underscores the importance of clearly establishing the confidentiality and exclusive knowledge of information to claim trade secret protection and the challenges plaintiffs face when previously disclosed information is involved.

Alta Devices, Inc. v. LG Electronics, Inc.

Case Law Reviews, Semiconductors
Alta Devices, Inc., initiated a lawsuit against LG Electronics, Inc., alleging misappropriation of trade secret technology relating to thin-film Gallium Arsenide (GaAs) solar cells. Alta claimed that confidential and proprietary information was disclosed to LG under a mutual non-disclosure agreement during discussions about potential investment or business opportunities. LG was…


Case Law Reviews, Semiconductors
This case involves allegations of patent infringement and trade secret misappropriation between a former employee, the employer, and the new employer. Plaintiffs, INDAG GmbH & Co. Betreibs KG and Wild Parma S.r.L, allege that defendants infringed U.S. Patent No. 7,648,017 and violated the Illinois Trade Secrets Act by offering for…