Ian DiBernardo, Jason Sobel, and Marcus Strong coauthored the article “Zest Labs v. Walmart: 115 Million Reasons to Take a Fresh Look at Trade Secret Assets.” The piece was published in the July 22nd issue of Food Industry Executive.

In the article, the lawyers discuss how a recent $115-million jury verdict against Walmart for misappropriation of trade secrets should serve as “a wake-up call to the food industry. Although the verdict is perhaps the first high-profile award in the food industry, it reflects an overall increased importance of trade secrets,” the article noted.

Ian is a Partner and Chair of Brown Rudnick’s Intellectual Property (IP) Litigation Practice Group. He also serves as Practice Group Leader of the U.S. Technology Group. Jason is a Partner in the IP Litigation and Technology Practice Groups. Ian and Jason provide full-service IP counsel to innovative technology clients in a wide range of industries, including the food science, ingredient, and technology industries. Ian and Jason have tried numerous cases, and they are trusted advisers to companies at all stages of the corporate lifecycle.

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