January 19, 2018
2017 saw a number of interesting developments in trade secrets law, including the emergence of several trends under the Defend Trade Secrets Act, as courts grappled with the federal civil trade secrets statute enacted just over a year and a half ago. On the criminal side, we saw the Trump administration aggressively prosecute individuals for trade secret theft and cyberespionage, including an engineer who allegedly sold military trade secrets to an undercover FBI agent whom he believed to be a Russian spy. We also saw the U.S. Supreme Court deny certiorari in two closely watched trade secrets cases under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.
Jason Schwartz, Greta Williams, Mia Donnelly and Brittany Raia discuss these and other significant 2017 developments in trade secrets law in their article “2017 Trade Secrets Litigation Round-Up” published in BNA’s Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal in January 2018.
Reprinted with permission from BNA’s Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal, January 19, 2018. © 2018, The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc.
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