On February 24, 2017 a Pennsylvania jury returned the first verdict under the Defend Trade Secrets Act, which was signed into law in 2016. The case, Dalmatia Import Group, Inc. v. FoodMatch Inc. et al. was heard in the United States Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
Deposition & Trial Testimony
Claims of misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of contract, trademark infringement, trademark counterfeiting, unfair competition, and conversion
Damages calculated as lost profits and unjust enrichment
The jury awarded Dalmatia $2,567,000 in compensatory damages related to trade secret misappropriation, along with trademark infringement and counterfeiting. The final award was increased for statutory damages and trebling. Ocean Tomo Managing Director James E. Malackowski opined as to the damages in the case.