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The Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act vs. The California Uniform Trade Secrets Act
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • July 21 2016

Although some version of the Uniform Trade Secrets Act (“UTSA”) has widely been adopted by most states, including California, variations among the


2016 DTSA: Providing Manufacturers with New Avenues to Protect Trade Secrets
  • Cozen O'Connor
  • USA
  • July 19 2016

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


Uber vs. Cab Companies: Trade Secret Edition
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • July 6 2016

A state court in Florida recently ruled that the same categories of information maintained and possessed by government officials relating to two


No Waiver of Forum Selection Clause Despite Filing Declaratory Judgment Action in Non-Selected Forum
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • June 28 2016

Addressing waiver of a contractual forum selection clause, the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit affirmed a lower court's enforcement of the


The Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016: A New Federal Claim for Misappropriation
  • Constangy Brooks Smith & Prophete LLP
  • USA
  • May 12 2016

What is Coca-Cola’s secret recipe? How does Thomas’ English Muffins get all those “Nooks & Crannies” in its muffins? And how does Krispy Kreme make


“Obama Out? Not So Fast. President Obama Presented With Legislation that Would Create a Federal Civil Remedy for the Misappropriation of Trade Secrets
  • Paul Hastings LLP
  • USA
  • May 4 2016

Approximately a month after being passed by the United States Senate, on April 27, 2016, the United States House of Representatives passed the Defend


Congress Authorizes Federal Cause of Action for Trade Secret Misappropriation
  • Frost Brown Todd LLC
  • USA
  • May 2 2016

Last week, the United States House of Representatives passed the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA), a bill that will allow companies to


The DTSA - Creating original federal jurisdiction over trade secret theft
  • Hogan Lovells
  • USA
  • April 15 2016

On April 4, 2016, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 ("DTSA") which intends to create a federal civil cause of


A Couple Of Things Not To Do In The NC Business Court
  • Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey & Leonard LLP
  • USA
  • February 3 2016

The NC Business Court's decision last month in Krawiec v. Manly, 2016 NCBC 7, illustrates a couple of things not to do in the Court. Don't Make


Trade Secrets: Three Ways you May be Unwittingly Sharing Yours
  • Kane Russell Coleman & Logan PC
  • USA
  • December 14 2015

Trade secrets come in many forms. They commonly include customer lists, programming data, pricing information, cost matrices and secret recipes