Trade Secret Rights Lost Because of Defective Employment Agreement

In May, 2016, the Defend Trade Secrets Act took effect, which nationalized the enforcement of trade secret violations by allowing parties to sue in Federal Court.   Before the Act was passed, each State in the nation had its own trade secret law.  The federal law requires that employment agreements at your company be modified… read more


On May 1, 2017, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision in which Helsinn Healthcare S.A. lost its patent rights to its drug for reducing chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting.  See Helsinn Healthcare S.A. v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., Case Nos. 2016-1284, 2016-1787. The patented drug was sold under the trade names Aloxi® and… read more