Patent Holder Says Foley Publicized Trade Secrets

Law360, New York (August 25, 2009, 4:50 PM EDT) -- SPH America LLC has accused Foley & Lardner LLP of misappropriating trade secrets obtained in its representation of Kyocera Corp. against the patent-holding company in separate infringement litigation.

The lawsuit, filed Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, centers on the firm’s alleged “multiple and repeated intentional unauthorized disclosures” of confidential SPH information.

According to the complaint, the data at issue was revealed to Foley during the course of a patent battle launched by SPH in July 2008 against the firm’s...
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