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Conspiracy to sell trade secrets to Chinese companies brings conviction for economic espionage
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • March 6 2014

On March 5, 2014, the U.S. Attorney's Office in San Francisco secured the first-ever federal jury conviction on charges brought under the Economic


Try, try again - recent bill renews effort to create federal private right of action for trade secret theft
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • May 5 2014

On April 29, 2014, Senators Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) introduced a bill which seeks to create a private right of action under


White House Call to Action Could Spur More States, Including New York, to Act Against Non-Competes
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • October 28 2016

Political winds disfavoring non-compete agreements for low wage and rank-and-file workers continue to blow, and appear to be picking up speed. On


Law professors object to new Trade Secrets Acts proposed in Congress
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • September 10 2014

As we have previously noted, Congress this year is actively considering two bills that would create a federal private right of action for trade


Texas adopts Uniform Trade Secrets Act; New York, Massachusetts and North Carolina remain lone holdouts
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • May 16 2013

On May 2, 2013, the Texas Uniform Trade Secrets Act (UTSA) was signed into law by Governor Rick Perry. The new law becomes effective on September 1


Congress considers companion bills that could have far reaching consequences for companies facing trade secret theft andor computer fraud and abuse
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • July 8 2013

A California legislator recently introduced two bills in Congress which, if passed, could have profound effects for companies seeking to pursue


Uncle Sam wants you to mitigate the theft of U.S. trade secrets
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • March 4 2013

On February 20, 2013, the White House published an "Administration Strategy on Mitigating the Theft of U.S. Trade Secrets." While the Strategy takes


Bill introduced in House would create federal private right of action for trade secret theft
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • July 30 2014

On July 29, 2014, a bipartisan group of members of the U.S. House of Representatives introduced a bill that would create a federal private right of


Another federal trade secret protection bill introduced
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • July 31 2015

In what has become an annual rite, legislators from both sides of the aisle in the U.S. Congress again have proposed a bill seeking to create a


Once again, an alleged international trade secrets heist draws a federal indictment
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • October 6 2011

As we have noted in prior blog posts, alleged thefts of trade secrets are generally handled through the civil court system, and rarely result in criminal prosecution