2020 End-of-Year Review: Key Global Trade Secret Developments

A trade secret is any information used in one's business that derives independent economic value from being kept secret. Unlike patents, trade secrets are protected indefinitely for as long as they remain a secret. In the United States, the enactment of the Defend Trade Secrets Act ("DTSA") in 2016 has made trade secrets an increasingly attractive form of intellectual property for businesses hoping to protect their innovations. And in other jurisdictions, developments such as Germany's Company Secret Act and China's Anti-Unfair Competition Law are similarly refining trade secret laws.

This White Paper summarizes and explains recent noteworthy decisions in trade secret law and updates around the world in the second half of 2020. Each of these decisions has meaningful implications for trade secret owners, defendants and practitioners alike.

Please see full White paper below for more information.

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DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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