Recent Posts: Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act

  • Jan 162017

    The Importance of Trade Secrets Protection in the Strong Economy

    Attorney Elisaveta "Leiza" Dolghih, shareholder with Godwin Bowman & Martinez, recently released an article detailing the growing importance of trade secrets protection when the economy is strong. The discussion comes from the close of 2016 and a number of businesses filing lawsuits to protect their ...

  • Sep 282016

    Leiza Dolghih Details the Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act

    The Dallas Bar Association publication "Headnotes" featured an article written by Godwin Bowman & Martinez’s Leiza Dolghih detailing the Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act, calling it a new avenue for enforcement regarding trade secrets. The article includes alarming stats from studies regarding ...

  • Aug 312016

    Texas Young Lawyers Association Features Michael Holmes

    Discussing the Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act, Michael A. Holmes, an associate attorney at Godwin Bowman & Martinez, was featured on the Texas Young Lawyers Association website. The article detailed the DTSA, the benefits of the act, and two of the more popular provisions. To learn more about the ...

  • May 312016

    Third Time's the Charm: Remedies Under the Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act

    In this installment of our series detailing the key provisions of the FDTSA, we examine the remedies that the new federal statute gives to Texas businesses whose trade secrets are misappropriated. Damages Under the FDTSA, a trade secret owner may be awarded actual damages, including unjust ...

  • May 172016

    Third Time's the Charm: How the Seizure Provision of the Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act Will Operate

    For the past four weeks we have discussed the FDTSA as it moved through Congress. On May 11, 2016, President Obama finally signed the FDTSA into law. One of its most talked about features is the ex parte civil seizure provision, which is unprecedented in the world of trade secrets law, as none of ...

  • May 112016

    Third Time's the Charm: How the Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act Will Benefit Texas Companies

    We have previously written about the FDTSA, describing its outline , citing its differences from Texas law and, detailing its Whistleblower protections . Now that the Act is just a Presidential signature away from becoming law, we will look at how the FDTSA will benefit Texas companies. Uniform ...

  • May 62016

    Trade Secrets Litigation: Q&A with Leiza Dolghih

    Q: What is trade secrets litigation? A: In Texas, a company's whose trade secrets are stolen or taken by improper means can bring a legal claim against the thief, called a trade secrets misappropriation claim. Texas defines trade secrets very broadly. Customer lists, pricing, manufacturing designs, ...

  • May 42016

    Third Time's the Charm Part III: The Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act's Whistleblower Protection

    Update: We are pleased to report that both the House and the Senate have passed the FDTSA and it is on its way to President Obama for his promised signature of the Senate version of the bill. Now, back to whistleblowers…. Over the past two weeks, we have discussed what the Federal Defend Trade ...

  • Apr 262016

    Third Time's the Charm: Key Differences Between the Texas Uniform Trade Secrets Act and Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act

    In last week's installment of "Third Time's the Charm," we examined the new Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act ("FDTSA") that's making its way through Congress right now and how it may affect businesses in 2016. This week, the Series looks at the major differences between the Texas Uniform Trade ...

  • Apr 212016

    Third Time's the Charm: What Every Business Should Know about the Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act

    Hailed as a "safeguard for American ingenuity and businesses," after three failed attempts, 2016 may be the year that the federal Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) becomes a law. This landmark legislation, which is likely to pass with robust bipartisan support, creates a federal civil cause of action ...