A party seeking an injunction must therefore prove both the existence of a trade secret and the misappropriation. We now affirm that decision. Pepsico s bid for quaker oats may be that little more is needed, but falling a little short is still falling short.
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In the instant case, the district court simply did not believe the denials and had reason to do so. Barnes immediately took Redmond to Bensyl, who told Redmond that PepsiCo was considering legal action against him.
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Trade secret law serves to protect "standards of commercial morality" and "encourage[ ] invention and innovation" while maintaining "the public interest in having free and open competition in the manufacture and sale of unpatented goods.
Similarly, trade secret law does not provide a reserve clause for solicitous employers. Quaker and Redmond's protestations that their distribution systems and plans are entirely different from PCNA's are thus not really responsive.
Redmond and Quaker even concede that Redmond might be faced with a decision that could be influenced by certain confidential information that he obtained while at PepsiCo. Redmond has knowledge of this secret because PCNA, which has invested over a million dollars in developing the system during the past two years, is testing the pilot program in California.
The district court also concluded from the evidence that Uzzi's actions in hiring Redmond and Redmond's actions in pursuing and accepting his new job demonstrated a lack of candor on their part and proof of their willingness to misuse PCNA trade secrets, findings Quaker and Redmond vigorously challenge.
First, it identified PCNA's "Strategic Plan," an annually revised document that contains PCNA's plans to compete, its financial goals, and its strategies for manufacturing, production, marketing, packaging, and distribution for the coming three years.
They point out that Redmond has already signed an agreement with Quaker not to disclose any trade secrets or confidential information gleaned from his earlier employment. The deal is also a windfall for Robert S.
But it also dropped out of the running. In rejecting that argument, we emphasized that the mere fact that a person assumed a similar position at a competitor does not, without more, make it "inevitable that he will use or disclose This is the second time in two months that he has beaten Coke in buying a fast-growing noncarbonated brand, providing him with the chance to end his career on a winning streak when he retires next year.
PepsiCo has developed extensive plans to increase its market presence, while Quaker is trying to solidify its lead by integrating Gatorade and Snapple distribution. PCNA also presented information at the meeting regarding its plans for Lipton ready-to-drink teas and for All Sport for and beyond, including new flavors and package sizes.
You have already been outbid. To get into more pantries, oatmeal needed to get rid of a major barrier -- the bowl.
Share It's been a decade since Starbucks launched oatmeal to go topped with brown sugar, dried fruit, and nuts and saw the item quickly become a breakfast best-seller. Thus, we believe that AMP continues to reflect the proper standard under Illinois's current statutory scheme. PepsiCo, which also owns Quaker Oats oatmeal, Frito-Lay chips, energy drink Gatorade and orange juice Tropicana, has looked to acquisitions to boost its healthier offerings before.
Uzzi may well have focused on recruiting PCNA employees because he knew they were good and not because of their confidential knowledge. PepsiCo's products have about half of Snapple's market share. Enrico, the chairman and chief executive of PepsiCo, who nursed the company through a series of woes in the s and transformed it into one of the darlings of Wall Street analysts, the deal is something of a coup.
In Teradyne, Teradyne alleged that a competitor, Clear Communications, had lured employees away from Teradyne and intended to employ them in the same field. Underlying the deal is a trend in which consumers are forsaking sodas on a broad scale in favor of bottled waters, herb-laden teas and juice drinks with exotic extracts.
As with other information contained in the AOP, pricing architecture is highly confidential and would be extremely valuable to a competitor. Transaction cost economics and property rights theory advise that strong complements should be placed under unified governance, for example, through common ownership.
In particular, the AOP contains important and sensitive information about "pricing architecture" — how PCNA prices its products in the marketplace. As part of its healthy initiative program, Pepsi announced late last year that it aims to have sales of its "everyday nutrition" products, including grains, dairy and hydration, outpace the rest of its products by Citing Case 54 F.
However, PepsiCo has agreed to get rid of All-Sport in order to keep the deal alive. PepsiCo further argued that Snapple's marketing and promotion plans had not necessarily been completed prior to Redmond's joining Quaker, that Uzzi disagreed with portions of the Snapple plans, and that the plans were open to re-evaluation.ThroughoutPepsiCo closely tracked several potential strategic acquisitions.
In the fall ofit appeared that the right moment for an equity-financed acquisition had arrived. At this time, PepsiCo management decided to initiate confidential discussions with The Quaker Oats Co.
about a potential business combination. Gatorade, a key brand in Quaker's. Nov 03, · The Quaker Oats Company informally rejected a $ billion offer to be acquired by PepsiCo yesterday, according to executives close to the negotiations.
Executives of the two consumer products. - Mange the oat procurement process for the Quaker Oats Divison of PepsiCo, the largest oat miller in North America by volume - Developed a direct grower program to leverage benefits of Title: Procurement Sr. Director, Frito. May 26, · PepsiCo, which also owns Quaker Oats oatmeal, Frito-Lay chips, energy drink Gatorade and orange juice Tropicana, has looked to acquisitions to boost its healthier offerings before.
((PepsiCo, ) PepsiCo had to overcome significant communications problems before the deal with Quaker Oats could be consummated. Reports had been floating in the market for weeks about a not-so- private auction of Quaker, with The Coca-Cola Co. and Group Danone as the other suitors.
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