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Will Trade Secrets Finally Get Federal Civil Protection?

Bi-partisan support has resulted in the introduction of the Defend Trade Secrets Act (S. 2267), a proposed amendment to the Economic Espionage Act of 1996, which made trade secret theft a federal crime. Senators Christopher Coons (D-Del.) and Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), both members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, proposed the legislation which would enhance trade secret protection by creating a federal private right of action for the misappropriation of trade secrets related to products or services used in interstate or international commerce. Read more about the Defend Trade Secrets Act from our colleagues in the IP practice on the Global IP Matters blog.

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