By Dan Forman, Carothers DiSante & Freudenberger LLP
April 15, 2019
Craft brewers celebrated National Beer Day on April 7 with more comfort that Courts will help them protect their recipes, brewing processes and other trade secret information against rogue employees who take such information.
A dispute brewing since 2013 came to a head on March 20, 2019, when the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the lower court’s decision that Anheuser-Busch could prosecute its civil claim against a former employee accused of taking recipes and other trade secret information and providing that information to lawyers to support a different class action lawsuit against Anheuser-Busch. Anheuser-Busch v. Clark, No. 17-15591 (9th Cir., not for publication, March 20, 2019).
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