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Posts filed under: Trade Secrets & Non-Competes

Dueling Statutes As we first described before the federal statute was enacted, the owner of a trade secret in North Carolina now enjoys the protection of both the Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act and North Carolina’s version of the Uniform...
With bilateral and bicameral support, the creation of a private cause of action for the misappropriation of trade secrets has seemed inevitable for some time. President Obama signed the bill into law on May 11, 2016. In previous posts, we...
A new federal private cause of action to protect trade secrets appears imminent. Since North Carolina already allows private parties to bring a civil action to protect their trade secrets, we compare the two statutes and answer several practical questions related...
By Bob Meynardie, Business & Construction Trial Lawyer As the Defense of Trade Secrets Act (“DTSA”) makes its way through Congress with bilateral support and the endorsement of the President, it is worthwhile to examine the statute with closer scrutiny. The...
In Beverage Systems of the Carolinas, LLC v. Associated Beverage Repair, LLC, 2016 WL 1084117 (N.C. Supreme Court Mar. 18, 2016), the North Carolina Supreme Court reiterated the adoption of the “‘strict blue pencil’ doctrine under which a court cannot...