IP Partners Ilse Scott and David Lee Featured In Daily Journal For Nossaman's DTSA Victory For City Of Oakland
Ilse Scott and David Lee were featured in the Daily Journal article US Judge Dismisses Trade Secrets Theft Claim Against City of Oakland. The article noted that Ms. Scott, Mr. Lee, and City of Oakland Senior Deputy City Attorney Michelle Meyers persuaded a federal judge to dismiss a suit against the City of Oakland for allegedly misappropriating proprietary information from a former software vendor. Commenting on Judge Sallie Kim’s dismissal, Ms. Scott said that [The plaintiff corporation] had to prove that they own a protectable trade secret…In our case, they couldn’t meet that standard. The case—Progressive Solutions Inc. v. City of Oakland—is one of the first cases that was decided upon that involved claims under the federal Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016. This is an important victory for the City. It serves notice that Oakland will not allow companies to use the courts to bully the City into providing them contracts.
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