v.21 #5: Legal Issues

Section Editors:

Cases of Note — Trade Secrets – Nondisclosure Agreements – Non-compete Clauses
by Bruce Strauch (The Citadel) strauchb@citadel.edu

Decision Insights, Inc. v. Sentia Group, Inc., United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 2009 U.S. App. LEXIS 2654.

Decision Insights, Inc. (DII) developed software called a “Dynamic Expected Utility Model” (“EU Model”) which became the primary asset of the company. EU Model is an analytical tool used in preparing negotiating strategies. It assesses risk, compares different operating positions and trade-offs among the alternatives. Since 1989, DII has used the EU Model and owns the assets, copyright, and all proprietary rights.

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