Enhancing Economic Espionage And Trade Secret Sentences

Law360, New York (January 5, 2012, 5:14 PM EST) -- The United States Senate will soon consider the enhancement of sentences in economic espionage and trade secret cases. While leaving the merits of the proposed amendments to policymakers, this article seeks to provide a fuller understanding of the sentencing process in both types of cases, including a discussion of the unique challenges presented and a review of some of the sentences imposed.

Overview: Economic Espionage Act

The Economic Espionage Act (EEA) of 1996 was enacted to promote and protect national economic security. Two separate provisions apply...
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