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5th Circuit Affirms: Trade Secret Claims Not Preempted By Copyright Act

Mealey's (September 8, 2016, 1:29 PM EDT) -- NEW ORLEANS — A $15 million judgment on allegations of trade secret misappropriation will stand, in light of findings on Sept. 7 by the Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals that the case is not preempted by the Copyright Act (GlobeRanger Corporation v. Software AG, No. 15-10121, 5th Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 16429).

(Decision available. Document #16-160919-004Z.)

Although U.S. Judge Jane J. Boyle of the Northern District of Texas initially found that GlobeRanger Corp.’s case was preempted and belonged in state court, that ruling was...
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