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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


New Federal Cause of Action for Trade Secret Misappropriation
  • Holland & Hart LLP
  • USA
  • May 19 2016

Both houses of Congress have passed and the President has recently signed the "Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016." For the first time, individuals and


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


Take Notice (And Give Notice!): The "Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016" (DTSA) Requires Immediate Employer Action
  • Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
  • USA
  • May 19 2016

On May 11, 2016, President Obama signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016, creating the first federal civil cause of action for misappropriation


Defend Trade Secrets Act Becomes Law
  • Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • May 18 2016

Passed by an overwhelming majority of the federal legislature, the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) became law with President Barack Obama's signature


Victims Of Trade Secret Theft Can Take Their Case To Federal Court
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • May 14 2016

President Obama signed into law the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA), which creates a private civil cause of action for trade secret


There’s a New Federal Trade Secrets StatuteNow What?
  • Paul Hastings LLP
  • USA
  • May 20 2016

The passage of the Defend Trade Secrets Act ("DTSA") underscores that trade secrets are critical economic assets and that protecting them and


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


Trade secret litigation: it's getting criminal
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • October 4 2011

One would think that a civil jury award of $1.3 billion (even one that may be subsequently reduced by a judge to $272 million) would provide sufficient warning to companies about the perils of trade secret litigation. But, as the long-running dispute between SAP AG and Oracle Corporation makes clear, defendants should be concerned not just about the possibility of an adverse civil judgment, but also the possibility that matters can get much worse


Cloak and dagger
  • Day Pitney LLP
  • USA
  • October 31 2011

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals held that one can violate the Economic Espionage Act of 1996 (EEA) even if the pilfered trade secret would not benefit a direct competitor on the specific project