Court Says Using Memorized Trade Secrets Illegal

Law360, New York (February 7, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Memorizing a client list and using it as part of a competing business is a violation of trade secrets law, even if the information is not taken in a physical form, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday in a case involving an actuarial firm.

The court upheld a lower court ruling against pension analyst Robert Martin, who used information he learned while employed at Al Minor & Associates to start his own business in 2003. Martin was ordered to pay damages totaling $25,973 for violating...
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