Firm Obtains Preliminary Injunction In Trade Secrets Case

June 2009 -- PE&G successfully obtained a preliminary injunction in federal court for client Vinyl Interactive, LLC, an online lead generation company, preventing a former employee and his new employer from using Vinyl's trade secrets. Vinyl, a San Francisco company, operates a website called Free College Scholarships, which connects potential students with schools and offers users a chance to win a college scholarship. In its Complaint, Vinyl alleged that a former employee misappropriated Vinyl's trade secrets, and went to work for a competitor, which shortly thereafter launched a similar website. On May 1, 2009, U.S. District Court Judge Claudia Wilken granted Vinyl's motion for a preliminary injunction, finding that Vinyl had shown a likelihood of success on the merits of its trade secrets misappropriation claims. Click here for the opinion. The matter settled soon thereafter.