Trade Secrets Misappropriation Espionage

A Trade Secret is any information, not generally known or easily ascertainable, by which an enterprise develops an economic advantage over competitors or customers. In order to maintain trade secrets'... more +
A Trade Secret is any information, not generally known or easily ascertainable, by which an enterprise develops an economic advantage over competitors or customers. In order to maintain trade secrets' protected legal status, enterprises must make reasonable efforts to keep the information secret and prevent unnecessary disclosure.  Trade Secrets may include processes, formulas, methods, designs, patterns, et cetera.   less -
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It’s Not Just For Patents Anymore: Using The ITC To Combat Theft Of Trade Secrets

Trade secret theft knows no borders in an age of cybertheft and global corporate espionage....more

Congress Acts To Strengthen Federal Trade Secret Protection

On December 28, 2012, President Obama signed into law the Theft of Trade Secrets Clarification Act of 2012, (the TTSCA), S. 3642, which broadens the scope of the Economic Espionage Act of 1996 (18 U.S.C. Sections 1831-39)....more

"Recent Amendment to the Economic Espionage Act Extends Protection Against Misappropriation"

On December 28, 2012, President Obama enacted the Theft of Trade Secrets Clarification Act of 2012. The Act clarifies the scope of Section 1832 of the Economic Espionage Act and attempts to reverse the Second Circuit’s recent...more

Are Your Trade Secrets at Risk? -- Queue the Economic Espionage Act

Your company terminates the employment of a highly skilled computer programmer who then attempts to sell the source code for your proprietary training software to a foreign entity. What would your company do?...more

Second Circuit Reverses Economic Espionage Conviction, Then Steps Back

This blog has previously covered the arrest, prosecution and trial of Sergey Aleynikov, the former employee and computer programmer of the Goldman Sachs Group accused and convicted of misappropriating computer source code...more

Corporate Espionage for Dummies

This week’s episode is entitled ”The Sting.” In the 1973 film of the same name, Robert Redford and Paul Newman play slick con men who team up to pull off an exquisite double-cross of a Chicago gangster. Fast forward to 2010...more

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