Author Archives: David M. Caves

Landmark Supreme Court Ruling: Employers are Prohibited from Intentionally Discriminating against LGBTQ Employees on the Basis of Sex


This week, the United States Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling in Bostock v. Clayton County, holding that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act—which prohibits workplace discrimination because of an employee’s sex—necessarily prohibits discrimination on the basis of an employee’s sexual orientation or gender identity. Many employers have long included gay and trans employees Continue reading

Proposed Update to the Antitrust Guidelines for the Licensing of Intellectual Property Is One Step Closer to Finalization


Public comments are now closed for the proposed update to the Antitrust Guidelines for the Licensing of Intellectual Property, a joint effort by the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC). These guidelines are important because they guide businesses and legal counsel in crafting licensing arrangements that do not run afoul of antitrust Continue reading

New Federal Trade Secrets Statute Provides Additional Protection For Owners of Trade Secrets


The federal government has now passed the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (known as the DTSA). The DTSA provides federal protection for trade secrets and gives owners of trade secrets additional litigation tools to use against defendants accused of misappropriation. This is a new law that also requires all new or updated agreements that Continue reading

New Federal Trade Secrets Statute Will Provide Additional Protection For Owners of Trade Secrets


On April 27, 2016, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (known as the DTSA) after the Senate passed a bill with the same Act a few days earlier. The DTSA is expected to become law with President Obama’s signature. The DTSA will provide federal protection for trade secrets Continue reading