Sharing Pricing with Customers Undercuts Trade Secret Claim

In doing my research on the Pepsico, Inc. v. Redmond case (discussed below) I came across a great blog, Trading Secrets.  One entry of particular interest was whether customer pricing is a trade secret. Trading Secrets has a discussion of the case, Southwest Stainless, LP v. Sappington, 582 F.3d 1176 (10th Cir. 2009), which begins:

In Southwest Stainless, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit held that although pricing generally may be protectable, a court needs look at the specific pricing at issue in the case to determine whether the company protected that pricing. Ultimately, the Court in Southwest Stainless held that sharing pricing with a customer, without restriction, removes any claim of confidentiality that may have existed.

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