Defendants Win More Trade Secrets Appeals: Study

Law360, New York (February 24, 2011, 7:21 PM EST) -- State appellate courts tend to rule for defendants accused of stealing trade secrets more often than for the plaintiffs who accuse them, according to a new study by O'Melveny & Myers LLP.

After analyzing data from state and federal courts around the country, the firm found that defendants prevailed in 57 percent of cases before state appellate courts, whereas plaintiffs won just 41 percent of the time.

The state study, published in February and released last week, was the second installment in what O'Melveny says is...
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