Chemplex Trade Secrets Withstand Rival's Appeal

Law360, New York (April 17, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A Florida appeals court has affirmed trade secret protections for Chemplex Industries Inc.'s one-of-a-kind spooling machine but reversed for the time being the permanent injunction the trial court imposed on Chemplex's competitor, Premier Lab Supply Inc.

Judges Carole Y. Taylor, Fred A. Hazouri and Peter D. Blanc of Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeal ruled Wednesday that the trial court correctly refused Premier directed verdict, as Chemplex offered substantial evidence that its spooling machine was protected as a trade secret.

While the decision largely favored Chemplex,...
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