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Northern District Dismisses UTSA Cause of Action for Source Code Partially Filed With Copyright Office

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The Northern District dismissed a California Uniform Trade Secrets Act (UTSA or CUTSA) cause of action in a software code distribution case for failure to adequately allege secrecy. Kema, Inc. v. Koperwhats, No. C-09-1587 MMC, 2010 WL 3464708 (N.D. Cal. Sept. 1, 2010) (slip op.). Continue reading

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In Software Distribution Case, Northern District Holds That Improper Disclosure Element of UTSA Claim Properly Pled Where Acknowledgment of EULA Alleged

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In BMMSoft, Inc. v. White Oaks Technology, Inc., No. C-09-4562 MMC, 2010 WL 3340555 (N.D. Cal. Aug. 25, 2010), the court denied a motion to dismiss a misappropriation of trade secrets claim in an unauthorized software distribution case. ¬†The court held that the improper disclosure element was properly pled where the complaint included an allegation that defendant clicked “I agree” to an end user license agreement¬†restricting¬†unauthorized disclosure. Continue reading

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