A Look At State Court Trade Secret Stats

Law360, New York (March 1, 2011, 12:05 PM EST) -- Disgruntled employees, unscrupulous competitors, devious hackers — the threat of trade secret theft is a fact that every company in the 21st century must face.

Countering this threat requires the best available information. To that end, five attorneys at O’Melveny & Myers LLP (the author of this article, Darin Snyder, Michael Sapoznikow, Whitney McCollum and Jill Weader) conducted the largest-ever statistical study of trade secret litigation in state courts. We read 2,077 state appellate court decisions issued between 1995 and 2009, and we coded 358 of...
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