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Blogs and Journals
An extremely useful resource is one of the nations leading Intellectual Property Blogs by renowned IP scholar Dennis Crouch. The blog focuses on patent and trade secret law and is updated daily. Click above for a list of relevant articles in regard to trade secret law.
The IPWatchdog is another widely used blog. This link will take you to the Trade Secret page with various blogging articles written by some of the most respected practitioners in the field on the hottest updates.
American Bar Journal
The ABA is regarded as one of the flagship journals that more than 50% of lawyers visit weekly for updates on their area of practice or law in general. The journal displays breaking news, analysis and stories along with blogs and podcasts. This sample page shows some insight to aiding and abetting breach of the fiduciary duties.
New York Law Journal
The New York Law Journal has multiple publications, law topics, cases public notices and listing and more. The site focuses on transactional law, malpractice suits, compliance, legal education, e discovery and more as shown in their topics tab. This link will take you to a comparison of breach of fiduciary duty and legal malpractice in regards to filing a claim.
Treatises and Casebooks
Publication Date: 2014-04-09
The Fourth Edition of Torts: Theory and Practice (formerly Torts: The Civil Law of Reparation for Harm Done by Wrongful Act) brings the text fully up to date in statutory, judicial, and Restatement developments, and includes law and economic analyses and commentary throughout. The second part of the book specifically covers intentional torts, strict liability, products liability, tortious invasion of property interests.
Financial Services Anti-Fraud Risk and Control by
Publication Date: 2010-01-07
Even before the current economic crisis, fraud had exploded into a serious financial and reputational threat to financial institutions throughout the world. Anti-Fraud Workbook: Financial Services Industry is filled with interactive exercises, cases studies and chapter quizzes and shares industry-tested methods for detecting, preventing and reporting fraud in the financial services sector. Internal or external auditors, accountants, accounts payable professionals, and financial services managers will discover how to become more effective in protecting their organizations against financial fraud with the essential techniques and tools in this book. This source is free to those with Bloomberg access.
Trade Secrets by
Publication Date: 2005-10-01
Trade secrets can give a company a competitive advantage over its rivals in the marketplace.Likewise, TRADE SECRETS can give you a competitive advantage over your rivals in trade secret disputes, whether you represent plaintiffs or defendants.This second edition gives you definitive insight into what a trade secret is, what kinds of economically valuable information can be protected,what trade secret misappropriation is . how a trade secret should be safeguarded . and how to deploy proven litigation strategies to prevail in court. Trade Secrets offers thorough coverage of the Uniform Trade Secrets Act, the Restatements, and the Economic Espionage Act, and it offers useful checklists, model settlement agreements, and trial testimony excerpts. The landscape of Trade Secret Law is constantly changing and the link will take you to the most updated version as of 2017, in relation to the new Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016. Versions of this guide can also be found on Bloomberg for those with subscriptions.
Government Sources & Current Awareness Tools
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
The CFPB was enacted in 2010 as a result of the Dodd Frank Act. The CFPB provides resources for consumer protection and practitioner tools to combat unfair, abusive, or deceptive practices by financial institutions.
Department of Justice
The Antitrust Division of the DOJ has compiled a helpful list of antitrust statutes.
Federal Trade Commission
The Federal Trade Commission operates with the mission to prevent unfair methods of competition and commerce. In addition to relevant law and pending cases, they also have guides and checklists as well as a tips and advice section for consumers and businesses.
National Consumer Law Center
The NCLC will give you access to pending litigation, current regulations and laws, as well as projects and trainings. They are a NOT FOR PROFIT ORGANIZATION with the mission of protecting consumers and are supported by a diverse network of corporations, politicians and consumers.
Politics and the Future of the CFPB
CFPB Statutory Language vs. Vacancy Reform Act
The CFPB was enacted as a result of Dodd Frank and has added more regulation and control for consumers. Most republicans wish to scale the agency down and contend the regulation is unduly burdensome. Most democrats contend it is necessary to prevent businesses from exerting unfair control and advantage over consumers. Recently when Richard Cordoray stepped down, he assumed his Deputy Director would take his place. Trump however appointed a nominee representative of his administration. The battle is currently in Federal Court to determine who the actual leader is. This appointment can have major implications as to whether regulation is increased or dramatically scaled down.
This firm specializes in IP law including relation to the trade secret law and unfair business practices. They have relevant practice information including for blogs, news updates and brochures
Manatt has useful tools for those interested in the area of marketing practices and investigating the area of unfair and deceptive advertising. They also have important case updates, attorney general opinions, and government agency updates.
This firm has discussion board categories for all areas of IP law. Click here for a good article showing how customer information constitutes a trade secret.
Other Practitioner Tools
WestLaw Practitioner Insights
WestLaw practitioner insights is a good tool for business torts such as patent infringement, trade secret misappropriation, and other forms of IP infringement. Here you can find forms, cases, statutes, proposed legislation and sample agreement.
Lexis Practice Advisor
Click here for the Lexis practice advisor page on trade secrets. They have all trade secret cases, dockets, directories and legal news. It is interesting that trade secrets isn't just grouped in the category of IP and has its own distinct page here.