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Can a Table with Material (Steel) Properties be Copyrighted? Can material properties be considered a fact?

Let's say someone did a lot of tests in a material, for example, STEEL, and found out some properties like tensile strength, yield strength, etc. Then this person take those values, put in a nice ...
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When is a certain combination of software, a trade-secret?

Lets say, a contractor did some work for a client in a specific industry (lets say hospitality) using a stack of very common software development tools and technologies. For example SalesForce in the ...
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Which legal specialty covers the sale of potentially profitable information?

In There Will Be Blood (2007), there is a scene where Paul Sunday sells information about there being oil where he grew up. This struck me as something very difficult to negotiate, because, while ...
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Is customer list really a trade secret in California?

This is about the lawsuit where our tenants and we, the landlord, are being sued for misappropriating competing beauty salon's trade secrets (i.e. customer list). We are about to sign retainer ...
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Can trade secrets be so broad that they prevent employees from working in the same field or doing academic research?

We all know that employees have a duty not to disclose or use trade secret information. But can trade secret be defined so broadly that, because of the duty of non-disclosure, an employee can no ...
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Advice if concept is too general for NDA [closed]

I am currently low on money and have no way of paying for a patent on a new device I have designed. However, I wish to spread my idea to a few others who may be willing to help me grow the concept and ...
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Taking Leads from a Company I quit

If Im a 1099 (independent contractor) at a cash advance firm and I left (quit). Can I take the leads I sorted through and became "my list" and take those leads and start my own merchant cash advance ...