Trade Secrets

Apple

Apple Says 12 People Were Arrested for Leaks in 2017

In an internal memo obtained by Bloomberg, the Cupertino tech giant revealed it caught 29 leakers in 2017, 12 of whom were arrested.

Employee Sues Google for 'Illegal' Confidentiality Policies

The company allegedly runs an internal spying program and even prohibits employees from writing a novel about working in Silicon Valley.

4 Reasons Entrepreneurs Need to Know About the New Trade Secrets Law

If your top performer takes the client list along with a job offer from your competitor, federal law now helps you get it back.

Congress Passes Legislation to Protect Firms' Trade Secrets

The 'Defend Trade Secrets Act' protections include manufacturing processes and computer methods.

How to Tell Your Most Intimate Secrets to Your Competitors

You just opened your computer on a flight to a convention, with your competitor's rep seated right behind you. Are you crazy?

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