Trademarks Copyrights and Trade Secrets

Intellectual Property Magazine Features Karl Kronenberger’s Unanimous Jury Verdict in Trade Secrets

  |   Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Partner Karl Kronenberger authored the article, “Customer lists ‘in the heads’ of ex-employees” published by Intellectual Property magazine, discussing his unanimous jury verdict in a trade secrets case involving customer lists against GC Micro, a reseller of computer hardware and software products. Mr. Kronenberger represented three former employees who were accused of selling trade secrets comprised of customer information that was stored in their heads when they left to work for a competitor.

Mr. Kronenberger won the case on the grounds that information about GC Micro’s customers, used by the former employees, was not a trade secret. In the article, he explains that customer lists are often difficult to protect as trade secrets, and in this case, all of GC Micro’s customers were publicly known and easily discernible by competitors. 

This entry was posted on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 and is filed under Trademarks Copyrights and Trade Secrets, Internet Law News.




Karl S. Kronenberger
Partner




Related articles

Trademarks Copyrights and Trade Secrets
Law360 Speaks to Karl Kronenberger on Law Firm…

The Law360 article, “More Law Firms to Face Suits Over Sensitive Client Data,” explains how the uptick in attorney lateral moves has directly impacted the…

Read More

Spam Law
Winning the Fight Against Email Spam Plaintiffs

There have been many changes in the realm of email spam law since 2003, which was the year when both the federal CAN-SPAM Act and…

Read More