Articles

"Some Progress in the International Effort to Harmonize Trade Secret Protection," (IP Watchdog, April 25, 2019)

"Reactions Roll in on Congress's Proposed 101 Framework," (IP Watchdog, April 18, 2019)

"Uncovering Trade Secrets in M&A," (IP Watchdog, March 28, 2019)

"Of Secret Sales and Public Uses: The Practical Consequences of the Supreme Court’s Helsinn Decision," (IP Watchdog, February 21, 2019)

 

"Trade Secret Disputes: Identifying Mutual Interest in the Face of Major Disagreement," (IP Watchdog, January 25, 2019)

 

"Proprietary Techniques vs. Employee Rights: The Struggle to Balance Competing Interests,"  (IP Watchdog, November 25, 2018)

 

"The Secrets of Social Media," (IP Watchdog, November 12, 2018)

 

"The Blades Just Kept Spinning," (IP Watchdog, July 30, 2018)

 

"The 700 Million Dollar Boomerang Lawsuit,"  (IP Watchdog, June 20, 2018)

 

"How to Change Jobs and Embrace Inefficiency," (IP Watchdog, May 20, 2018)

 

"The Biggest Trade Secret Loophole You've Never Heard Of," (IP Watchdog, May 2, 2018)

 

"Fishing For Trade Secrets," (IP Watchdog, March 19, 2018)

 

"Even Epic Battles Can Be Resolved," (IP Watchdog, February 14, 2018)

 

"Searching for the Secrets of a Stradivarius," (IP Watchdog, January 21, 2018

 

"When Failure Becomes An Asset," (IP Watchdog, December 14, 2017)

 

"The Art of Reverse Engineering," (IP Watchdog, November 1, 2017)


"Choosing Between Patents and Trade Secrets, A Discussion Worth Revisiting,
" (IP Watchdog, November 1, 2017)

"The Most Dangerous Hire," (IP Watchdog, October 19, 2017)

 

"How To Respond To A Claim of Trade Secret Misappropriation,"  August 16, 2017

 

"Was America’s Industrial Revolution Based on Trade Secret Theft?"  July 5, 2017

 

"What Divorce Court Teaches About Trade Secret Litigation," May 25, 2017

 

“The Defend Trade Secrets Act - A Year Later," (Managing Intellectual Property, May 11, 2017)

 

"When Taking Trade Secrets Becomes A Crime," April 28, 2017

 

"Losing Trade Secrets To Foreign Companies: How To Reduce The Risk," March 1, 2017

 

"How To Recruit And Hire While Avoiding Data Contamination," February 1, 2017

 

"When Employees Leave With Your Secrets," January 28, 2017

 

"Quick Notes," January 1, 2017

 

"What Efforts Are "Reasonable" To Protect Your Trade Secrets?" November 21, 2016

 

"The Most Cost-Effective Way You Can Protect Your Trade Secrets," October 28, 2016

 

"How Should You React When You've Been Accused of Trade Secret Theft?" September 28, 2016

 

"New Risks in Warning Letters To Departing Employees," August 16, 2016

 

"Be Careful What You Wish For," July 18, 2016

 

"The Billion-Dollar Trade Secret Verdict," May 28, 2016

 

"Patents or Trade Secrets Do You Really Have to Choose?" April 28, 2016

 

"No, You Don't Have To Inventory All Your Trade Secrets," February 28, 2016

 

"New Federal Trade Secret Law Would Protect Whistleblowers," February 23, 2016

 

"Six Ways To Keep Trade Secrets Offline," February 23, 2016

 

"Trade Secret Bill Resolves 'Inevitable Disclosure' Controversy," February 16, 2016

 

"What You Need To Know About the Defend Trade Secrets Act," January 31, 2016

 

"The Case of The Buried Non-Disclosure Agreement," January 5, 2016

 

The Myth of the Trade Secret Troll: Why the Defend Trade Secrets Act Improves the Protection of Commercial Information,” (23 George Mason L.R. 1045, 2016)

 

"Back in Fashion -- Trade Secrets in the Modern Enterprise," (Intellectual Asset Management, Nov/Dec 2015)

 

"The Myth of The Trade Secret Troll," November 15, 2015

 

"Why We Need A Seizure Remedy in the Defend Trade Secrets Act," October 15, 2015

 

"A Provocative Idea That Turns Out to Be Wrong," (a review of "Talent Wants to Be Free" by Orly Lobel), (IP Watchdog, September 22, 2015) 

 

Trade Secrets, The Other IP Right,” (WIPO Magazine, June 2013)

 

"Multinational Patent Litigation:  Management of Discovery and Settlement Issues and the Role of the Judiciary," (22 Fordham IP, Media & Ent. L.J. 45, 2011, with Vicki Huang)

 

"California Restrictive Employment Covenants After Edwards," (23 Calif. Labor & Employment L.R., 2009, with Mark A. Lemley)

 

Understanding the Economic Espionage Act of 1996,” (5 Tex. Intell. Prop. L.J. 177, 1997, with Mark A. Lemley and Peter J. Toren)

 

Restrictive Employee Covenants in California,” (4 Santa Clara High Tech. L.J. 251, 1998)

 

The Uniform Trade Secrets Act: California Civil Code 3426,” (1 Santa Clara High Tech. L.J., 193, 1985)

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