I got this from an attorney and wanted to see if it was true and if it also applies to Intellectual Property:
When you dismissed the action with prejudice, the legal effect of doing so was that you dismissed any claim that xxx misappropriated your trade secrets, leaving him able to do whatever he wished with the information you claimed was trade secret
1 Answer from Attorneys
Without seeing the complaint and the claims that were dismissed with prejudice, and possibly the settlement agreement that was signed in connection with that dismissal, it is impossible to answer your question.
You will need to go to a lawyer and get a consultation.