Snapchat Employee Leaks–Potential Damage Chronically Misunderstood (Trade Secrets Protection)

*Previously posted on IPPIBlog.com A recent article published in a U.S. publication (The Daily Beast) titled “Cult-Like Language”; Snapchat Threatens Crackdown, Jailtime for Leakers”,[1] was a stark reminder to me of how little some employees understand about the sometimes severe consequences trade secrets infringement has on businesses, its employees, innovation, and the economy. It was…

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Investigating Intellectual Property (IP) Theft

*Previously posted on IPPIBlog.com The July/August 2017 issue of PI Magazine contained an article I wrote titled, “Investigating Intellectual Property (IP) Theft. The article presents an overview of the IP Theft problem, case studies, and specifics examples of how private investigators can be of service to brand owners in the fight against IP crime. Please…

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U.S. Government Resources Dedicated to the Investigation and Prosecution of IP Crime-UPDATE

*Previously posted on IPPIBlog.com In my October 24, 2016, blog-post titled, “U.S. Government Resources Dedicated to the Investigation and Prosecution of IP Crime,” I detailed the considerable resources the U.S. dedicates to the fight against IP crime.[1] On December 15th of this year, the U.S. Departments of State and Justice, respectively, announced another step it has…

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Trade Secrets Protection-Mindfulness

*Previously posted on IPPIBlog.com CASE STUDY It was reported that on a late evening this past August, the CEO of a medical technology company in Massachusetts stumbled upon a person unknown to him sitting in the company conference room with what appeared to be three open laptops as the CEO was leaving for the day.…

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