(and don’t forget to update your handbooks or employment agreements)

Congress passes Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016

Yesterday, Congress broke new ground in federal law, passing the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016.

Once it receives the expected signature from the President, the DTSA will create a federal private cause of action for misappropriation of trade secrets. Previously, federal protection of trade secrets was confined to seldom-used criminal provisions, and civil injunctive relief if requested by the Attorney General. See 18 U.S.C. §§ 1832, 1836.

2016 Defend Trade Secrets Act’s new seizure provision

Although the new … Continue Reading