Wrangling Over The Preemptive Scope Of Calif.'s UTSA

Law360, New York (November 23, 2011, 11:02 AM EST) -- In the latest twist in the developing law regarding the preemptive scope of California's Uniform Trade Secrets Act (UTSA)[1], a California federal court in Amron International Diving Supply, Inc. v. Hydrolinx Diving Communication Inc.[2] recently issued a decision reinvigorating the growing tension between courts addressing the issue of UTSA preemption — a tension that, unfortunately, is likely to continue into the foreseeable future.

Amron: The Facts

Amron is a manufacturer and supplier of commercial diving equipment, including radios and "unscramblers" that allow divers and surface personnel...
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