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As a litigation associate, Eddie Wang focuses his practice on complex commercial and intellectual property matters with an emphasis on patents, trademarks, and trade secrets. He has experience litigating a broad range of technologies including mobile applications, cellular technology, digital televisions, video codecs, and fuel cells. In addition to commercial litigation and intellectual property, Eddie also leverages his technical background in privacy and cybersecurity matters.

Before practicing law, Eddie worked as a Patent Examiner at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for nearly six years. While there, he examined patents related to memory for electrical computers and digital processing systems.

In an era where trade secret misappropriation battles can shape corporate landscapes, the Apple v. Rivos case stands as a stark reminder of the importance of diligent onboarding practices when it comes to trade secrets.  In this case, the court’s scrutiny of employee conduct underscores a crucial lesson: companies should ensure that new hires refrain from carrying confidential information from their previous employers. As exemplified by defendant Rivos, making an effort to remind new hires to avoid retaining confidential information can also go a long way.Here, we discuss the intricacies of the Apple v. Rivos case and provide several takeaways.