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President Obama Signs Defend Trade Secrets Act

This afternoon, President Obama signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 ("DTSA") into law, creating a new Federal cause of action for misappropriation of trade secrets. The new law is the most significant expansion of...more

5/12/2016 - Asset Seizure Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) Economic Espionage Act Ex Parte Misappropriation Private Right of Action Whistleblower Protection Policies

Defend Trade Secrets Act Passes House, Moves to President for Signature

One week after the House Judiciary Committee unanimously reported the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 to the House floor, the full House approved the bill, 410-2. The two no votes were from tea party Republicans, Rep....more

4/28/2016 - Asset Seizure Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) Ex Parte Misappropriation Pending Legislation Private Right of Action Trade Secrets Uniform Trade Secrets Acts Whistleblower Protection Policies

House Judiciary Committee Unanimously Reports Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016

After a brief markup session in which no amendments to the bill were proposed, the House Judiciary Committee reported the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 to the House floor by unanimous voice vote today. The bill passed the...more

4/21/2016 - Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) Misappropriation Pending Legislation Private Right of Action Trade Secrets

Another Aleynikov Trade Secrets Case Ends with Narrower Statute

In 2009, Sergey Aleynikov was a computer programmer employed by Goldman Sachs to write high-frequency trading code. He accepted an offer to join a new Chicago-based company, Teza Technologies. Before he left Goldman Sachs,...more

7/7/2015 - Aleynikov Convictions Criminal Prosecution Double Jeopardy EEA Ex Post Facto Clause FBI Foreign Commerce Goldman Sachs High Frequency Trading Intellectual Property Protection Interstate Commerce Misappropriation Source Code Trade Secrets US v Aleynikov Vacated

Anticipating a Federal Trade Secret Law

Unlike patents and copyrights, trade secrets have historically been protected primarily under state law rather than federal law. That long history may soon change, as bills to create a federal cause of action for trade secret...more

11/24/2014 - Interstate Commerce Misappropriation Pending Legislation Trade Secrets

MBHB Snippets: Review of Developments in Intellectual Property Law - Spring 2013 - Volume 11, Issue 2: Obama Administration...

Since President Obama entered the White House in 2009, his administration has undertaken a number of steps toward stricter policing of international trade secret misappropriation. Those efforts reached a turning point early...more

5/16/2013 - China Economic Espionage Act IPEC Misappropriation Trade Secrets

MBHB Snippets: Review of Developments in Intellectual Property Law - Spring 2013 - Volume 11, Issue 2

In This Issue: Comments on New AIA Rules; Implementing the New Micro Entity Status at the U.S. Patent Office; Obama Administration Focuses on Chinese Trade Secret Misappropriation; and Tiffany & Co. v. Costco Wholesale...more

5/13/2013 - America Invents Act China Costco Fees First-to-File Generic Inventors Micro Entity Status Misappropriation Patent Reform Patents Tiffany and Company Trade Secrets Trademarks USPTO

Obama Administration Solicits Public Help in Preventing Foreign Trade Secret Theft

On Tuesday, the U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator, Victoria Espinel, published a notice in the Federal Register "requesting any recommendations for legislative changes that would enhance enforcement against,...more

3/22/2013 - Barack Obama China Cybersecurity Cybertheft EEA Misappropriation Theft Trade Secrets

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