Category: Trade Secrets

Data Protection in India- Part II

We live in a complex web of social relationships, which are influenced by several factors that are alien to any other country. The extent to which one wishes to be left alone depends on the nature of relationships in the web, which are sometimes more divergent than one can imagine. The privacy world of an […]

05 Apr
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Proprietary Data, Trade Secrets and Information Security in India – An Integrated Approach

“Data has the ability to make or break a company.” – Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala In today’s information age, Data has emerged as a very important business tool. Among other factors, success of businesses is dependent on possession, management, processing and analysis of data. The relevance of data in business has increased so significantly during […]

05 Apr
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Trade Secrets and Information Security – Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala’s presentation at CISCO

The following presentation titled “Trade Secrets and Information Security” was delivered at CISCO, Bangalore by Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala, Chief IP Attorney at BananaIP Counsels. The presentation covers the following topics: Trade Secret Reasonable Measures Secret Information NDAs and Confidentiality Clauses Access Controls, etc. Misappropriation Defenses Example case for trade secret misappropriation Social Media and Information Security […]

19 Apr
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TCS Liable for Trade Secret Misappropriation – Wisconsin Federal Court Grants 940 Million Dollars as Damages

In a recent judgment, a US Federal Court at Wisconsin held TCS liable for trade secret misappropriation along with other counts, and granted damages to the tune of 940 million dollars, the highest in a trade secret case. TCS has stated that it would appeal the decision, and the value of damages is expected to […]

09 Feb
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Trade Secrets and Business Value – A presentation by Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala at the Woxsen School of Business

The following presentation was delivered by Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala, Managing Partner BananaIP Counsels, at the Woxsen School of Business, Hyderabad. The presentation is titled “Trade Secrets and Business Value” and covers the following topics: Overview of Trade Secrets What a Trade Secret means Misappropriation Defenses Examples Patents Vs. Trade Secrets About Dr. Kalyan Kankanala Dr. Kalyan […]

07 Jan
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Trade Secrets: Are LinkedIn Connections Trade Secrets?

This question came up in an Employer-Employee trade secret dispute before a California Court. David Oakes was working in a sales position with a company called Cellular Accessories under an Employment Agreement with a clause to safeguard the company’s trade secrets. As a part of his employment with Cellular Accessories, David established more than nine […]

26 Aug
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Trade Secrets: ‘Trade Secret’ Law is turning out to be a well kept ‘Secret’

A recent discussion with a friend made me contemplate the methods companies use to protect a business process. Most companies have processes that help in their smooth daily functioning yielding them their revenue. Since business methods are not patentable in India, there must be a way that these processes can be protected from competitors. Of course […]

04 Jul
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Trade Secrets: Amazon sues ex-Employee for jumping ship to Google

Amazon sued its former employee, Mr. Zoltan Szabadi for breaching the Non-Disclosure Agreement and Non-Competition Agreement and starting to work for Google’s Cloud Computing Business. Amazon filed the suit for injunction against Mr. Szabadi on June 27th, 2014 in King County Superior Court in Seattle. Mr. Szabadi was initially working with Amazon, whom he joined […]

Patent: Fundamentals of IP and Licensing – A presentation by Dr. Kalyan Kankanala at IIMB

This presentation gives an overview of intellectual property and its various species. It discusses some important types of IP such as patents, copyrights, designs, trademarks, trade secrets and so on, in the light of their relevance to business. Then, the presentation moves onto IP licensing, taking music licensing as an example. The nuances of music […]

07 Sep
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Trade Secrets: NEED FOR TRADE SECRET LEGISLATION

Trade secret is an ‘information’ or ‘know-how’ which is not ‘publicly known‘, has a ‘commercial advantage’ and the owner takes ‘reasonable measures to keep it a secret’. Most countries recognize this as the standard definition of trade secret. The Department of Science and Technology posted the draft bill on The National Innovation Act, 2008 (hereinafter […]

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