Flavor Maker Can't Shed Popcorn Glaze-Copying Claims

By Cara Salvatore (March 5, 2018, 9:24 PM EST) -- An Illinois federal judge denied Bell Flavors and Fragrances Inc.'s bid to end a suit by Gold Medal Products Co. alleging the theft of trade secrets for a popcorn glaze, saying Friday that neither side has gotten the upper hand in this case over the famously ill-defined concept of "trade secrets."

U.S. District Judge Charles Norgle denied Bell's motion for summary judgment, which was filed in July 2017 and is sealed. In the suit, Gold Medal says that an employee who left for a flavor supplier, Bell, used what he knew about Gold Medal's caramel glaze to work on a caramel...

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