Tag Archives: Defend Trade Secrets Act

Defend Trade Secrets Act Immunization for Whistleblowers: More Effective Than the Average Flu Shot?

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A unique feature of the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA)—the federal statute opening federal courthouse doors to civil claims for trade secret misappropriation—is that it gives immunity from civil or criminal liability to whistleblowers under federal or state trade secret laws for disclosing a trade secret in confidence to a government official or an attorney … Continue reading this entry

Dealing With Trade Secret Thieves: Strategies for Cost-Effective Settlement

Trade secret thieves are almost always an employee or business associate. They are known, generally held the trust of the business, and are perceived as traitors. The urge for retribution against such trade secret thieves can be hard to resist. Retribution often takes the form of aggressive litigation. But if a business brings such litigation … Continue reading this entry

Protecting Trade Secrets Now Front, Center and National

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Most employers understand, in this era where information moves so quickly and critically sensitive commercial information is very easy to move, that protecting trade secrets is more important than ever. In fact, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee reports that annual losses to the American economy caused by trade secret loss are over $300 billion in … Continue reading this entry