Valuing Injunctive Relief In Trade Secret Disputes

Law360, New York (November 21, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- One need only open a newspaper to discover that corporate espionage and intellectual property theft are increasing at a seemingly exponential rate.

In November, the U.S. Department of Justice indicted a former Intel employee for stealing more than $1 billion in trade secrets. (See www.usdoj.gov/usao/ma). Likewise, recent cases involving the theft of trade secrets by former employees of Coca Cola and Hewlett Packard have reinforced the danger posed to many companies, large and small.

Not surprisingly, corporations spent $95 billion in 2005 on corporate security for...
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