A central issue in all trade secret litigation is the adequacy of a plaintiff’s pre-discovery disclosure of the alleged trade secrets required by California Code of Civil Procedure section 2019.210.  Section 2019.210 provides that a plaintiff suing for misappropriation of trade secrets must identify the alleged trade secrets with “reasonable particularity” before commencing discovery.  The

There are good, legitimate reasons for filing a trade secret and unfair competition case.  The protection of trade secrets and proprietary information and protection against unfair conduct by competitors are just a few.   There are also business reasons for bringing such a claim, including burdening a competitor or a startup competitor with the cost of