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




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