Trade secrets represent important assets to companies in New Jersey. Legal cases often reflect the value of intellectual property, like the battle between Dicerna Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc. The companies just announced a settlement involving allegations of unfair business practices and misappropriation of trade secrets. Dicerna has agreed to pay Alnylam $15 million plus stock.
A trademark of one of America's most beloved sitcoms is currently the subject of a federal lawsuit. The term 'Desilu" is currently the basis of a federal lawsuit against a network, more than a half-century after the run of the TV show. As the case has a number of issues involved, it should be an interesting case to watch in the Intellectual Property Law field.
Many people and businesses have experience with Microsoft products. This was true for Community Health Systems based in Franklin, Tennessee. However, it may have used its products in a potentially illegal manner. Microsoft has sued Community Health Systems for willful breach of contract as well as willful copyright infringement. According to a license agreement between CHS and Microsoft, CHS cannot rent, lease or lend Microsoft software.
Many New Jerseyans routinely rely on Uber Technologies to help them to get where they need to go. They might not realize that the tech giant was sued for trademark infringement for its name, however.