On April 4, 2016, the Senate Judiciary Committee passed S. 1890, the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (“DTSA”). On April 20, 2016, the House Judiciary Committee approved the Senate’s amended version of the bill, which will now be voted on the House floor tomorrow, April 27. The President has indicated that he will sign the DTSA.
We will be covering the House floor vote tomorrow via a Live Tweet at @tradesecretlaws and @tradesecretslaw. However, there is no definitive time as to when the bill will be voted on. Our sources indicate that the DTSA may be called to a vote as early as 10am Eastern and may begin as late as 4pm Eastern. We will monitor the House floors actions and provide updates as they become available.