Fed. Circ. Overturns Olaplex's $66M Win In Fight With L'Oreal

Law360 (May 6, 2021, 10:07 PM EDT) -- L'Oreal notched a victory in its trade secrets battle against hair care company Olaplex on Thursday when the Federal Circuit overturned a $66 million judgment against the beauty giant and ordered a new trial on one of Olaplex's patents.

In a 29-page nonprecedential opinion, a three-judge panel said there was insufficient evidence to back a Delaware federal jury's verdict that Olaplex showed that its methods for bleaching hair using maleic acid was a trade secret at the time of L'Oreal's alleged misappropriation.

Among other things, the panel faulted Olaplex's inability to provide specific proof that L'Oreal had "misappropriated anything secret." Olaplex...

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