Calif. Courts Of Appeal

     TRADE SECRETS, ATTORNEY FEES – A California appeals court ruled that a lower court improperly awarded attorney fees under a provision of the Uniform Trade Secrets Act, which authorizes an award of fees if a claim of misappropriation of trade secrets is made in bad faith. The complaint asserted a claim for unjust enrichment based on the misappropriation of patents and trademarks, and erroneously requested damages under the Uniform Trade Secrets Act.

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