- Lack of reasonable protective measures costs trade secret status : EBG Trade Secrets and Noncompete Blog… the parties' trade secret dispute centered on the alleged misappropriation of confidential and sensitive documents that were left in an unmarked cardboard box for at least a week in the backseat of a company-owned car to which various company employees had access. The documents were not marked "confidential," and the keys to the vehicle were either kept "on a peg" or in the front of an office where they were widely accessible. Even though there was no evidence that anyone other than the defendant accessed the vehicle or the documents without authorization, "[t]he documents were left vulnerable to whomever chose to enter or to drive the vehicle."
- When a purchaser uses "killer" terms in a purchase order – Adams DraftingKen Adams posts a query from a reader whose company's legal department wants to adopt ball-buster general terms for its standalone purchase orders – which could well delay the company's purchases if vendors object to them.
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