When Governor Chris Christie signed the New Jersey Trade Secrets Act into law last month, New Jersey became the 46th state to afford statutory protection to trade secrets, thereby providing trade secret owners in New Jersey with an important new tool to protect their rights.
Attorneys Mentioned: Jeffrey Schreiber, Jeffrey Weingart
MSF represents Draeger Safety Diagnostics, Inc., the manufacturer of the Alcotest® 7110, a sophisticated, microprocessor-based evidential breath testing instrument that is used around the world. New Jersey, and other United States jurisdictions, have chosen the Alcotest® to replace their aging and obsolete Breathalyzer® devices, which are based on fifty-year-old technology.
On March 17, 2008, the New Jersey Supreme Court became the first State high court in the United States to find such a device scientifically reliable, when it declared that the Alcotest® satisfied the rigorous tests for scientific reliability. In reaching its conclusion in State v. Chun, 194 N.J. 54, 943 A.2d 11, 2008 WL 695544 (March 17, 2008), the Court adopted virtually all the fact findings in the reports its Special Master issued after almost twenty weeks of hearings on the instrument's reliability. It also rejected the challenges to the device mounted by twenty defendants during the contentious and vigorously litigated hearings.
MSF partner, Jeffrey Schreiber, represented Draeger in connection with the hearings and argued the case for Draeger in the New Jersey Supreme Court in March 2007 and January 2008.
Attorneys Mentioned: Jeffrey Schreiber