Corporate Espionage: Hacking A Company Through A Chinese Restaurant Takeout Menu

Corporate espionage (industrial espionage) is a favorite topic of mine. I have written and presented on the subject quite a bit and, while I am never sure how my readers react when I write about this, I do carefully watch the look on my audience members' faces when I first mention the issue. The story … Continue reading Corporate Espionage: Hacking A Company Through A Chinese Restaurant Takeout Menu

3 Steps for Obtaining Trade Secrets in Discovery

When can a competitor use litigation to find out your company's trade secret information? Let me explain it this way ... What if it was your businesses' valuable information? Pause for a moment and imagine that your business is the industry leading innovator in its field because, through your effort and resources, you have developed secret tricks and techniques … Continue reading 3 Steps for Obtaining Trade Secrets in Discovery

Why is PNC Bank Accusing Morgan Stanley of Corporate Espionage and Trade Secret Theft?

I often write about corporate espionage and trade secrets but I bet some of you may still be trying to imagine real-world scenarios that demonstrate exactly what those terms mean and how they apply. Let me tell you a story and see if it helps it make more sense. Let's Talk About Your Business Let's say … Continue reading Why is PNC Bank Accusing Morgan Stanley of Corporate Espionage and Trade Secret Theft?

Yes, Texas is a good state for plaintiffs to bring a CFAA claim.

Is Texas a good state for a plaintiff to bring a Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) claim? Yes it is, and a recent case reaffirms that the Federal District Courts in Texas are generally favorable jurisdictions for plaintiffs with CFAA claims because of two key issues, access and loss jurisprudence. On February 3, 2014, the … Continue reading Yes, Texas is a good state for plaintiffs to bring a CFAA claim.

Your business needs a social media policy and this is why.

It is foolish to not have one. Having a social media policy is like having a Will for your businesses' branding and marketing efforts and the cost of getting that policy will likely be less than the bill for the first day in litigation if you do not! Social media is the next big thing … Continue reading Your business needs a social media policy and this is why.