Posted On: May 6, 2009 by YCST

Judge Joseph J. Farnan, Jr.: Notice of Trade Secret Use

A plaintiff's place of residence will not excuse the reasonable diligence requirement to discover a trade secret claim under 6 Del. C. Section 2006. In fact, a foreign plaintiff will be deemed to be on notice once a patent is filed in the United States containing the trade secret and therefore any trade secret claim must be brought within three years following the filing date of that patent. Raza v. Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc., C.A. No. 06-132-JJF, Memo. Op. (D. Del. Apr. 16. 2009).

Raza v. Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc., C.A. No. 06-132-JJF, Memo. Op. (D. Del. Apr. 16. 2009).