Should US Trade Secret Laws Extend To Foreign Countries?

Law360, New York (November 4, 2011, 12:46 PM EDT) -- On Oct. 11, 2011, the Federal Circuit affirmed a decision by the International Trade Commission that blocked the import of goods manufactured in China because the process used to manufacture the goods incorporated a United States company’s trade secrets.[1] This decision not only reminds U.S. companies that the ITC handles trade secret actions, but also dramatically illustrates how they now have an additional domestic remedy to protect against overseas trade secret misappropriation.

Amsted Industries Inc., a United States company, owned a secret process for manufacturing steel...
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