The federal district court in Hartford, Connecticut, erred in denying judgment as a matter of law in an action in which a manufacturer of thermal flexographic processors alleged that a former partner misappropriated trade secrets engaged in an anticompetitive conspiracy that damaged the manufacturer’s business and hurt customers. The U.S. Court of Appeals in New York City reversed judgment on the manufacturer’s antitrust claims, finding that the manufacturer failed to present evidence that its former partner’s conduct harmed competition. Further, the former partner’s argument that the district court abused its discretion in allowing the jury’s award to the manufacturer of $3,790,939 for damages under the Connecticut Uniform Trade Secrets Act (“CUTSA”) was rejected, (MacDermid Printing Solutions LLC v. Cortron Corp., August 10, 2016, Cabranes, J.).

A full summary of this case has been published on Kluwer IP Law.


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