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Shocking Survey Reveals Only 31% of Organizations are Prepared for a Trade Secret Misappropriation

Baker McKenzie Survey Exposes Board-Level Risks that Companies are NOT Prepared For[1] The scenario Your client’s IT Director tells his boss that he has observed suspicious behavior on the company’s network. It seems a senior software code designer for the high-speed securities trading company is downloading massive volumes of proprietary trading software code and copying it to a CD burner. Not good. The employee has recently complained about the strategic …Read More

Former BP Engineer Convicted of Obstruction for Deleting Text Messages

Mobile Device Forensics Uncovers 513 Deleted Messages Related to Gulf Spill “I would have presented those to the Grand Jury”        -FBI Special Agent Kelly Bryson on the deleted text messages       The Background The grainy black and white images of the oil spewing from the fractured valve at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico were dramatic and painful to watch.  Millions of barrels of …Read More

Do Employees Steal Trade Secrets? Yes! (Just Ask Them)

New survey confirms nearly half of employees would steal A recent survey concluded that nearly half of all employees would walk out with proprietary data(such as company database records and business plans) if they were fired tomorrow [1].  Other findings included… 45 percent said they have access to information on a system that is not relevant to their role. 42 percent indicated they have used passwords to access data that …Read More

Top Ten Ways to Protect Your Trade Secrets

Tips from the trenches in light of the recent Ex-Motorola Software Engineer Prison Sentence. Hanjuan Jin, a Motorola Software Engineer, stepped onto the terminal at O’Hare International Airport a few years ago and stepped into history as one of the most notable Trade Secret mis-appropriators of recent times.  Loaded with $30,000 in cash, a one way ticket to China, and a motherload of trade secrets freshly pilfered from Motorola, Jin …Read More