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Treatise Update – Trade Secrets: A Practitioner’s Guide (Second Edition)

Trade Secrets: A Practitioner’s Guide  discusses all aspects of protecting trade secrets.  It provides sample forms, checklists, and trial testimony from actual cases.  The treatise compares and contrasts trade-secret protection with other forms of intellectual property such as copyright, patents, and trademarks.

This release contains new discussions of the law of trade secrets and related topics. Highlights include:

Chapter 4

  • Secrecy ended by disclosure: Updates to § 4:9.3 include coverage of Attia v. Google LLC, where the Ninth Circuit affirmed dismissal of a claim under the DTSA, finding that disclosure of the subject matter of a trade secret in a published patent application vitiated its trade secret status.
  • Security measures: Updates to § 4:13 include coverage of Inteliclear, LLC v. ETC Global Holdings, Inc., where the Ninth Circuit reversed summary judgment for the defendant in a trade-secret misappropriation case, disagreeing with the district court’s conclusion that insufficient secrecy was pleaded.

Chapter 5

  • Ownership: New § 5:11 focuses on Advanced Fluid Systems, Inc. v. Huber, where the Third Circuit ruled that a contractor on a NASA project that possessed trade secrets but did not own them could bring a misappropriation claim. (Other issues in this case are covered in § 4:13 on security measures and § 13:3.7 on punitive damages.)

Chapter 6

  • Wrongful means: New § 6:12 examines Compulife Software Inc. v. Newman, a case involving a misappropriation-by-use claim in which the Eleventh Circuit ruled, among other things, that a magistrate judge had erred in reasoning that the public availability of quotes on the plaintiff’s site automatically precluded a finding that scraping those quotes constituted misappropriation.

Chapter 10

  • Identifying trade secrets with specificity: Updates to § 10:9.1 include discussion of TLS Management and Marketing Services, LLC v. Rodriguez-Toledo, an appellate decision addressing the plaintiff’s burden of establishing that a trade secret exists and the enforceability of nondisclosure agreements.

Chapter 13

  • Unjust enrichment: Updates to chapter 13 include discussion of Epic Systems Corp. v. Tata Consultancy Services Ltd., where the court of appeals affirmed an award of unjust enrichment damages (see § 13:3.5) and found that the punitive damages award was justified by the evidence but unconstitutional in amount (see § 13:3.7).

Table Authorities and Index

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New Edition! Legal Guide to the Business of Marijuana

PLI Press is proud to announce the publication of the new edition of Legal Guide to the Business of Marijuana: Cannabis, Hemp and CBD Regulation (2021 Edition).

This is a unique resource for lawyers who represent clients in the fast-growing legal cannabis industry. For lawyers new to representing marijuana clients, the authors provide an understanding of the definitions of marijuana and other cannabis products, as well as a review of the policy and political issues that have led to the controversy and uncertainty of the current environment.

The book also offers critical guidance on a wide range of interrelated topics, including:

  • The complex and varying state regulation of medical and non-medical marijuana;
  • Federal law, enforcement, and preemption and their implications for employment, taxes, and banking;
  • Various aspects of establishing and managing a marijuana enterprise, including the growing, licensing, labeling, transporting, and distribution of marijuana and related products.

The new edition adds the latest on regulation of CBD products, the Final Rule for the Establishment of a Domestic Hemp Production Program, and the laws of the latest states to adopt some form of cannabis legalization—New Mexico, New York, South Dakota, and Virginia.

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Treatise Update: Proskauer on Privacy

Proskauer on Privacy: A Guide to Privacy and Data Security Law in the Information Age provides essential guidance to organizations on how to develop compliance programs, ensure data privacy and security, prevent cybercrime, and avoid or minimize fines, penalties, litigation, damages, and negative publicity.

Updated content from the new release includes:

  • Chapter 3, Medical Privacy, notes proposed changes to the HIPAA Privacy Rule to support individuals’ engagement in their care, remove barriers to coordinated care, and reduce regulatory burdens on the health care industry.
  • Chapter 9, Workplace Privacy, updates discussion of privacy concerns regarding COVID-19 infections; cannabis screening of employees and potential hires; use of biometrics; and recent NLRB rulings.
  • Chapter 13, Canadian Privacy Law, adds discussion of the statutory tort of invasion of privacy enacted in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Newfoundland; proposed amendments to PIPEDA under Bill C-11, which takes some lead from the GDPR; and proposed amendments to Quebec’s PIPA.
  • Chapter 17, Data Breach Litigation, incorporates summaries of recent significant data breach litigation, and expands circuit-specific discussions of the courts’ approaches to various issues including standing, causes of action, and damages.

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What’s New on PLI PLUS

We add content to PLI PLUS every month to ensure our subscribers have access to the most up-to-date and relevant secondary source legal documents. Renowned legal experts regularly update our acclaimed Treatises, Course Handbooks, Answer Books, Transcripts, and Forms to reflect recent changes and developments in the law.

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Treatise Update: Equipment Leasing– Leveraged Leasing

Equipment Leasing−Leveraged Leasing (Sixth Edition) provides readers with the comprehensive legal, tax, economic, accounting, environmental, and insurance information and advice they need to develop and implement leasing deals that maximize rewards and minimize risks.

The authoritative treatise was recently updated with new content to bring readers up to date on the cutting edge of the industry. Highlights from the new release (Release 1) include:

  • Chapter 29: Doing Business Under State Corporation Laws has been fully updated with the latest cases on suits by unqualified foreign corporations, the effect of subsequent qualification, defense of suits, and monetary penalties, as well as cases on doing business in interstate commerce, leasing personal property, and collecting debts.
  • New Appendix 29A provides state-by-state statutory citations on (1) the penalties imposed upon unqualified corporations that are doing business in the state and (2) the activities that may, or may not, constitute transacting intrastate business so as to require qualification.
  • New Appendix 29C includes state-by-state statutes and case law on LLCs doing business outside their state of formation, have also been updated.
  • Chapter 32: Leasing Outside the United States: Pickle, Loss Trapping, Subpart F, and Foreign Tax Credits has been updated with an extensive discussion of new concepts and statutory sections introduced by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), including: Global Intangible Low Taxed Income (GILTI), Foreign-Derived Intangible Income (FDII), the base erosion and anti-abuse tax (the “BEAT”), the section 163(j) interest expense deduction limitation, and additional provisions impacting leasing transactions.

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What’s New on PLI PLUS

We add content to PLI PLUS every month to ensure our subscribers have access to the most up-to-date and relevant secondary source legal documents. Renowned legal experts regularly update our acclaimed Treatises, Course Handbooks, Answer Books, Transcripts, and Forms to reflect recent changes and developments in the law.

Click here to see what we added in April 2021!

Treatise Update – Commercial Ground Leases

Commercial Ground Leases (Third Edition) is a definitive guide to drafting, negotiating, and finalizing equitable, error-free leasing documents that address the needs of both landlord and tenant. It features adaptable, time-saving agreement language and contains numerous appendices, including forms of letter of intent, leasehold mortgagee protection clauses, intercreditor agreements, a complete ground lease with many alternative clauses, and more.

Highlights from the latest update (Release #15) include:

  • Chapter 1, The Truth About Ground Leases. New discussion covers the landlord as partner, including the considerations for tenant/developers and equity sources and institutional mortgage lenders. See section 1:8.
  • Chapter 1A, Preliminary Agreements and Letters of Intent. Discussion of a well-drafted letter of intent, which should include all the material points to which the parties have agreed and any significant deal points that are potential deal breakers or processes to resolve them. See section 1A:2.2.
  • Chapter 6, Leasehold Financing. New discussion of mezzanine financing, which has become a feature of commercial real estate for a variety of purposes, including budget shortfalls and short-term needs. See section 6:2.4.
  • Chapter 7, Bankruptcy. Updated to include discussion of Mission Product Holdings, Inc. v. Tempnology, LLC, 139 S. Ct. 1652 (2019), in which the U.S. Supreme Court held, “Rejection of a contract—any contract—in bankruptcy operates not as a rescission but as a breach” and “leaves intact the rights the counterparty has received under the contract.” See section 7:5.4.

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