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Schlumberger Claims Its Corporate Counsel Stole Trade Secrets

April 18, 2014

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  Schlumberger Ltd., the world’s largest oilfield services company, has sued its former deputy general counsel in charge of intellectual property, claiming that she stole the company’s trade secrets before leaving the company to join Acacia Research Group. Former Schlumberger counsel Charlotte Rutherford is now a senior vice president at Acacia.  She had been with […]

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International IP Filings Not Slowed by Shaky Economic Recovery

January 1, 2014

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While the global economy slowly rebounds from the 2008 financial crisis, intellectual property filings are increasing at a rapid pace. Patent filings saw their fastest growth in nearly two decades, according to a recent report by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). “Following the 2009 financial crisis, global intellectual property (IP) filings and global economic […]

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Creditors and Intellectual Property

December 25, 2013

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Intellectual property (IP) can be defined as the product that results from the use of intellectual capacity. Some recognizable examples of IP include: A specific recipe, pattern, device or formula, including copyrights, patents, trademarks Other proprietary information (“trade secrets”) vital to the success of the company that possesses it Within bankruptcy proceedings, the role and […]

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Protecting Trade Secrets From Threats Foreign and Domestic

December 3, 2013

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Cyber threats and other forms of economic espionage are growing concerns for U.S. businesses, making trade secrets one of the most vulnerable forms of intellectual property. While the Obama Administration is taking diplomatic steps to curb trade secret theft  tied to countries like China, there are also steps that businesses can take to protect their proprietary data. […]

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