Robert Gomulkiewicz

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UW Law Foundation Professor of Law
Director for the IP LL.M.

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  • Oct 13, 2017

    Source: The Chronicle (Lewis County)

    According to University of Washington Law Professor Hugh Spitzer, this area of the law “is in flux.” He also called billboard laws a “legal twilight zone.” ... “My reaction when I looked at the State v. Lotze and State v. Hamilton is that the U.S. Supreme Court probably has a different understanding of content discrimination now than it did in the 1970s,” said Bob Gomulkiewicz, a First Amendment law professor at UW. “Restricting political speech and allowing commercial speech really turns the First Amendment on its head.” (10/13/17)
  • Mar 16, 2017

    Source: Bloomberg Businessweek

    “What Waymo probably wants is to license its patents to Uber,” says Robert Gomulkiewicz, a former Microsoft intellectual-property lawyer who’s now a professor at the University of Washington School of Law. “In this kind of litigation, that’s the typical sequence of events.” (3/16/17)
  • Feb 24, 2017

    Source: IEEE Spectrum

    On the face of it, Waymo’s lawsuit is a typical allegation of trade secret misappropriation, says Robert Gomulkiewicz, a professor of intellectual property law at the University of Washington. “When an employee leaves to go work for a competitor, and that person has taken confidential trade secret information, you want to stop them from using that information, stop them in their tracks,” he says. (2/24/17)
  • May 01, 2016

    Source: Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

    In June 2014, Epic Systems Corp. in Verona received an email that no software company can ignore: Employees of a company working for one of its customers had gained unauthorized access to a restricted website and may have stolen documents that contained trade secrets. (5/1/16)
  • Mar 24, 2016

    Source: Seattle Times

    In a lawsuit filed last week in King County Superior Court, Amazon says it wants to keep Arthur Valdez, who until recently oversaw international supply-chain expansion operations, from using the “confidential strategic knowledge” he possesses at Target. (3/24/16)
  • Jan 20, 2016

    Source: The Columbia Law School Blue Sky Blog

    Large and small technology-creating businesses rely on trade secret law to protect strategic information. Lawyers recommend a variety of legal tools to protect trade secrets, including tools that allow firms to share secrets as safely as possible. One of those tools is an employee covenant-not-to-compete (“non-compete”). (1/20/16)
  • Dec 22, 2015

    Source: KPLU

    When does a posting on a social media site go beyond free speech to become a hate crime? That's one of the questions that comes up when you talk about Washington's hate crime statute. (12/22/15)

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