Archive for 'Trade Secret'

Written by: Thomas G. Southard, Brian S. Seal, & Sunjeev S. Sikand President Obama has signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016, creating new federal civil jurisdiction for misappropriation of trade secrets. The Act defines trade secrets broadly as something that the owner took reasonable measures to keep secret and which has economic value [...]

     
 

Written by: Thomas G. Southard & Alyssa M. Pugh In what is being heralded as the “most significant expansion of federal law in intellectual property since the Lanham Act in 1946,” Congress this week passed the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (the “Act”), which had near unanimous support in both the Senate and House [...]

     
 

By Christopher H. Blaszkowski On Monday, January 9, New Jersey joined the 46 other states that have adopted some form of the Uniform Trade Secrets Act. The “New Jersey Trade Secrets Act” (“the New Jersey Act”) will provide additional uniformity and certainty to businesses and individuals seeking trade secret protection. The Legislature intended, in addition [...]

     
 

By Stephen D. Harper, Ph.D.. This article was published in RatnerPrestia’s Insight Newsletter – Winter 2011. Traditionally, protecting a company’s trade secrets against misappropriation was generally considered to be primarily a matter of limiting access to confidential information, controlling the distribution of documents containing such information, monitoring the external dissemination of information regarding the company [...]

     
 
 
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