January 27, 2017
2016 saw a number of significant developments in trade secrets law, including the passage of the Defend Trade Secrets Act, the first—and highly-anticipated—federal civil trade secrets statute. On the criminal side, the Obama Administration continued to aggressively prosecute individuals for trade secret theft and cyber-espionage, including a number of foreign actors, as well as a professional baseball executive who pled guilty to illicitly accessing a rival team’s scouting reports. In the civil realm, we saw several high-dollar jury verdicts and one court concluding that the location of bee hives is a trade secret.
Jason Schwartz, Greta Williams, Michael Jaskiw and Brittany Raia discuss these and other significant 2016 developments in trade secrets law in their article "2016 Trade Secrets Litigation Round-Up" published in BNA’s Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal in January 2017.
Reprinted with permission from BNA’s Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal, 1/26/17. © 2017, The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc.
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