The GT AlertMassachusetts Courts Tie the Very Existence of ‘Trade Secrets’ to Your Business Practices was prepared by David G. Thomas, James P. Ponsetto and Kurt A. Kappes.

Companies must take “reasonable measures” to protect trade secret information in the event the company needs to protect it through the Massachusetts Court System. Failing to do so may render even the most valuable trade secrets unprotectable. In this alert we discuss Massachusetts’s definition of trade secrets and provide some tips on how to protect them.

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Kurt A. Kappes is the Managing Shareholder of the Sacramento Office and Co-Chair of the firm’s Labor & Employment Practice’s Complex Employment Litigation & Trials group. He has extensive lead trial experience in many complex litigation cases, including: class actions, commercial claims, trade…

Kurt A. Kappes is the Managing Shareholder of the Sacramento Office and Co-Chair of the firm’s Labor & Employment Practice’s Complex Employment Litigation & Trials group. He has extensive lead trial experience in many complex litigation cases, including: class actions, commercial claims, trade secrets and employee mobility, computer fraud, non-compete, unfair competition, and Business and Professions Code Section 17200 actions. He has also represented clients in labor and employment issues, including advisory matters, trade secret audits, contracts, discrimination claims, whistleblower cases, and wrongful termination litigation.

Recognized by Super Lawyers magazine, as one of Northern California’s Super Lawyers, Kurt has argued cases before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the California Supreme Court, and the Third District Court of Appeals. He has also represented clients before the United States Supreme Court, as well as in administrative hearings, arbitrations (single and panel), writ proceedings, jury trials, and bench trials.