Eat The Pie, But Don't Bake It

Law360, New York (May 13, 2011, 2:20 PM EDT) -- Under California's version of the Uniform Trade Secrets Act, California Civil Code 3426 (Trade Secrets Act), trade secrets can be protected. To prove misappropriation of the trade secret, the trade secret owner must show that it is in possession of a trade secret; that the trade secret was misappropriated, i.e., that it was wrongfully acquired, disclosed or used; and that it has been injured.

When it comes to trying to stop the misappropriation of trade secrets contained in computer software, however, a recent decision from the...
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