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SEC Whistleblower Program: Recent Enforcement Actions Indicate That Confidentiality Protections and Waivers Can Be Too Tight
  • Dykema Gossett PLLC
  • USA
  • August 24 2016

In light of three recent enforcement actions by the SEC, public companies would be well-advised to review the nondisclosure and waiver clauses in


Employment Flash - August 2016
  • Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP
  • USA
  • August 17 2016

On May 23, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court ended a circuit split, ruling that the filing period for constructive discharge claims runs from the date of


Defend Trade Secrets Act - A Budding Avenue for Trade Secret Enforcement
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • August 15 2016

In June, agriculture giant Monsanto was the first to use the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) by filing a federal suit in the Eastern District of


Criminal Enforcement Protects Trade Secrets Taken By Departed Employees
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • August 4 2016

In the recent case of United States v. Nosal, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit confirmed the applicability of both the


Ninth Circuit Provides Clarification Concerning the Definition of Trade Secret
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • August 1 2016

On July 5, 2016, in United States v. Nosal, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals clarified the definition of "trade secret," finding that data derived


The New Defend Trade Secrets Act: Finally, A Federal Tool to Protect Your Trade Secrets
  • Baker Botts LLP
  • USA
  • July 8 2016

On May 11, 2016, President Obama signed into law the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA). Amending the Economic Espionage Act of 1996 (EEA), the


The New Federalization of Trade Secret Law - What You Should Know About the DTSA
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • June 28 2016

On May 11, 2016, the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA) officially became law, creating for the first time a federal private civil cause of


New Weapon For Manufacturers: Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016
  • Cozen O'Connor
  • USA
  • June 23 2016

On May 11, 2016, President Barack Obama signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (the “DTSA”), which provides a federal civil cause of action to


Your trade secrets now have Federal as well as State protection
  • Cowan Liebowitz & Latman PC
  • USA
  • June 7 2016

Most states (not including New York) have enacted the Uniform Trade Secrets Act to protect trade secrets from misappropriation through civil actions


The New Defend Trade Secrets Act: Implications For Employers
  • Nexsen Pruet
  • USA
  • June 7 2016

With the enactment of the federal Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA), owners of trade secrets now have the ability to bring a cause of action