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DTSA Requires Employers to Provide Notice of Immunity to Putative Whistleblowers

As a follow up to our previous blogpost, a new federal law, the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA), which went into place on May 11, provides a federal cause of action for trade secret misappropriation. One important employment law aspect of the DTSA that has not received a lot of attention is the requirement that … Continue Reading

Webinar: Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016

President Obama signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA), S. 1890, into law on May 11, 2016. The DTSA creates the first-ever federal civil cause of action for trade secret misappropriation. Long the domain of state law, the DTSA’s advent “elevates” trade secrets to the same federal protection historically enjoyed by patents, trademarks/trade … Continue Reading

President Obama Signs Groundbreaking Trade Secrets Legislation

We recently reported that the House and Senate overwhelmingly passed the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA), which establishes the first federal civil claim for misappropriation of trade secrets. Today, President Obama signed the Act into law. The new law expands employers’ options for protecting against trade secret theft. Once the province solely of various (and sometimes … Continue Reading

US Employers Take Notice: Defend Trade Secrets Act Contains Noteworthy New Provisions

As reported last week in our Global Business IP & Technology Blog, the Defend Trade Secrets Act is currently on President Obama’s desk awaiting his imminent signature. Once enacted, the new law will provide the first federal civil claim for misappropriation of trade secrets. Although the new law is monumental in several respects, at least … Continue Reading
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