federal trade secret legislation

shutterstock_217832893On July 29, 2015, with bipartisan support, congressional leaders in both the House and Senate, including Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Representative Doug Collins (R-GA), introduced a bill to create a federal private right of action for the misappropriation of trade secrets.  The proposed legislation, titled the “Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2015” (“DTSA”), follows a failed attempt
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Seyfarth IP, International and Trade Secret Attorneys are participating in the ITechLaw 2014 European Conference in Paris, France this week.

ITechLaw is a not-for-profit organization established to inform and educate lawyers about the unique legal issues arising from the evolution, production, marketing, acquisition and use of information and communications technology.

Seyfarth partner Robert Milligan, an ITechLaw Member of the Board


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With increased activity regarding proposed federal trade secret legislation expected this month and for the remainder of the fall Congressional session, Seyfarth Shaw’s dedicated Trade Secrets group has created a resource page on its Trading Secrets blog which summarizes the proposed legislation, outlines the arguments in favor of and against the legislation, and provides additional legislation resources for our readers’
Continue Reading House Judiciary Committee to Consider Federal Trade Secret Legislation

Federal legislators introduced bills this year to create a civil cause of action for private litigants in federal court for trade secret misappropriation.

With the most recent bill introduced in the House by a bi-partisan coalition in late July, there appears to be surging momentum for the passage of federal trade secrets legislation this fall, particularly with several leading companies
Continue Reading Push for Federal Trade Secret Legislation Gaining Momentum

U.S. Senators Herb Kohl (D-WI) and Christopher Coons (D-DE) introduced an amendment to the Currency Exchange Rate Oversight Reform Act yesterday aimed at protecting American trade secrets and innovation.

Currently, Title 18 of the US Code only permits the Attorney General to bring a civil action in federal court for trade secret theft. The amendments would open the federal courts to


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