Edward J. Loya, Jr.

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Employers Contemplating A Misappropriation of Trade Secrets Claim Without Evidence of Actual or Threatened Use Should Think Twice In California In California, a departing employee’s mere possession of trade secrets is an insufficient basis upon which to pursue a claim for trade secrets misappropriation. In addition to possession, a former employer must demonstrate actual use or threatened use (i.e., words or conduct indicating imminent misuse) of trade secrets. See FLIR Systems, Inc. v. Parrish, 174 Cal. App.…