LOS ANGELES – Oct. 24, 2019 – Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP released Episode 10 of the Trade Secret Law Evolution Podcast, titled “The Fact-Intensive Nature of Trade Secret Cases.”
Co-hosted by Greenberg Traurig Shareholder Jordan D. Grotzinger and Associate Kevin J. Cole, Episode 10 discussed how some of the most fundamental issues in trade secret cases—including whether something constitutes a trade secret, whether the owner’s investment in the information at issue was significant enough, and whether secrecy protections were reasonable—can be fact-intensive and affect your litigation strategy.
The episode offered the following key takeaway: “Some of the most fundamental questions in trade secrets cases can be highly fact-intensive and not appropriate for summary judgment. Consider this when proving and defending a case and deciding whether an investment in a motion for summary judgment is worth it.”
The Trade Secret Law Evolution Podcast is designed to help business leaders, in-house counsel, and entrepreneurs stay current on trade secret law, to help them protect their companies’ most valuable assets. Each episode addresses recent developments in the law and concludes with key takeaways. The podcast is available on the Greenberg Traurig website, as well as on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, and Spotify.
Episodes to date:
- Pilot Episode
- Agency, Statute of Limitations, Inevitable Disclosure and More
- Trade Secret Identification, Irreparable Harm and More
- Sovereign Immunity from Trade Secret Theft and What Courts Consider When Ruling on Trade Secret Status
- Choice of Law, Trade Secret Identification, Supporting Independent Economic Value and More
- What Trade Secret Identification Really Means, Consent to Disclosure, and Sufficiency of Evidence
- Soaring Litigation Costs, What to do About it, Proving That Your Asset is a Trade Secret, and Keeping it That Way
- Preemption, Proving Likelihood of Success After Unauthorized Mass Download, Federal Subject Matter Jurisdiction and Pre-DTSA Misappropriation
- Trade Secret or Patent Protection?
The Trade Secret Law Evolution Podcast was created by Grotzinger, who co-chairs the Los Angeles Litigation Practice. Grotzinger is a business trial lawyer focusing on trade secret law, consumer class action defense, financial services, and entertainment litigation in federal and state courts. He has tried jury and non-jury cases throughout California and has argued before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the California Court of Appeal.
About Greenberg Traurig, LLP: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has approximately 2100 attorneys in 41 locations in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, diversity, and innovation, and is consistently among the largest firms in the U.S. on the Law360 400 and among the Top 20 on the Am Law Global 100. Web: www.gtlaw.com Twitter: @GT_Law.