Difficulty Effecting Service of Process for Foreign Defendants Can Indefinitely Delay Trade Secret Suits

The World in U.S. Courts: Summer 2013 - Intellectual Property (Trade Secrets)

A recent blog post by World in U.S. Courts editor Mark Wine with Christina Von der Ahe discusses several recent cases rejecting substantial efforts to effect service of process for foreign defendants in trade secret suits. As the post further details, efforts such as emailing and mailing copies of summons and attempting to serve subsidiaries are ineffective and failure to effect service of process can indefinitely delay or even kill a lawsuit against a foreign defendant.

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