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Several Months Into Having Federal Protection for Trade Secrets: What Are We Learning?
  • K&L Gates
  • USA
  • September 28 2016

It has been nearly five months since President Obama signed the federal Defend Trade Secrets Act ("DTSA") on May 11, 2016, extending federal

The Defend Trade Secrets Act: What employers should know now
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • October 3 2016

In a nutshell, the DTSA “federalizes” trade secret law by creating a federal claim for trade secret misappropriation and creates new remedies

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

An employee is stealing company documentsthat can’t be protected activity, right?
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • July 3 2013

A supervisor discovers that an employee has recently downloaded thousands of pages of confidential Company billing and financial information, and

New Federal Law Protects Trade Secrets
  • LeClairRyan
  • USA
  • September 29 2016

A company’s trade secrets are its lifeblood, but they are valuable only if they remain secret. Faced with a growing rise in theft from foreign

Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016: An Overview
  • Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • June 3 2016

The Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA) was signed into law on May 11, 2016 and gives trade secret owners a federal cause of action for

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

Former employee's theft of trade secrets leads to criminal charges and ultimate federal prison sentence.
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • December 28 2010

On December 13, 2010, Kevin Crow was sentenced to serve thirty-six (36) months in Federal prison, without parole, which prison term was to be followed by 3 years' supervised release

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

The Defend Trade Secrets Act: A Powerful Tool for Protecting ‘Secret Sauce’ Comes With Affirmative Obligations
  • Lane Powell PC
  • USA
  • May 16 2016

On May 11, President Obama signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) into law, which was passed as part of a bipartisan effort in the House and