Prior blog posts have addressed the issue of when a court may award attorneys’ fees in a trade secret misappropriation case.  Under the California trade secret statute, the court may award attorneys’ fees where there has been a willful and malicious misappropriation of plaintiff’s trade secrets or when a trade secret misappropriation claim is brought

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