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Does “Scraping” Data Violate the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act?

Peter Toren | Experienced Intellectual Property Lawyer

We live in a world where data has become an increasingly valuable asset and huge companies are built on the collection and analysis of publicly available data. Yet, there is no federal statute that directly protects this type of information or even directly addresses how this information should be treated. Instead, businesses are often forced…

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Huawei Indicted for Theft of Trade Secrets

Peter Toren | Experienced Intellectual Property Lawyer

  The criminal case arose after a jury in Washington State had awarded T-Moibile $4,8 million in damages for breach of contract. Interestingly, the jury failed to award T-Mobile any damages for trade secret misappropriation even though they determined that Huawei did misappropriate trade secrets relating to Tappy. T-Mobile is also seeking $18.4 million in…

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How Bad Really Is Chinese Economic Espionage?

Peter Toren | Experienced Intellectual Property Lawyer

  On November 5, 2018, and shortly before being asked to resign by President Trump, Attorney General, Jeff Sessions ordered the creation of a “China Initiative” targeting economic espionage committed by companies based in the People’s Republic of China, and individuals having a connection to that country.[1] This initiative is notable in a number of…

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Release 29 to Intellectual Property and Computer Crimes

Peter Toren | Experienced Intellectual Property Lawyer

Law Journal Press just published Release 29 to my book Intellectual Property and Computer Crimes. The Release addresses developments involving the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA), including cases where courts have held that pre-enactment DTSA allegations of a misappropriation of a trade secret coupled with post-enactment continued use are sufficient to sustain a claim…

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