Category Archives: Trade Secrets

Ninth Circuit Sets Some Practical Limits on Obstruction of Justice and Witness Tampering Charges

There has been a lot of talk in the media recently about obstruction of justice. Obstruction of justice is a fascinating topic, to be sure. But whether the President of the United States obstructed justice when he fired the Director … Continue reading

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A Tremendous White Collar Victory in Eli Lilly Trade Secrets Case

A few months ago, I wrote about a trade secrets case in Indianapolis. It looked like the case was going well for the defense. As any trial lawyer knows, momentum is key. Momentum just swung in the biggest way for … Continue reading

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High Frequency Trading Can Be a High Risk Endeavor — Another Trade Secrets Prosecution

The latest entrant into the Cover-Up Is Worse Than the Crime Hall of Fame is Sahil “Sonny” Uppal, a 26 year old former employee of Citadel LLC. He pleaded guilty to one count of obstruction of justice for hiding his … Continue reading

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Is This Trade Secrets Prosecution Crumbling? An Update on the Eli Lilly Case

A few months ago, I posted about a trade secrets prosecution involving Eli Lilly employees. There have been some interesting developments over the last few months. In 2013, the government accused Guoqing Cao and Shuyu Li of stealing trade secrets … Continue reading

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Protecting Trade Secrets—Even for Eli Lilly—Is No Easy Matter: Two Scientists Indicted for Sharing Research with Chinese Competitor

Trade secret cases are fascinating. They give some insight into how companies develop research; how valuable that research is; and the steps these companies take to protect research from being leaked to competitors. Trade secrets are stored on computers, in … Continue reading

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