Common Law V. UTSA: The Last States Standing

Law360, New York (April 2, 2012, 12:22 PM EDT) -- On Jan. 9, 2012, New Jersey adopted its own version of the Uniform Trade Secrets Act, making New Jersey the 47th state to adopt the Uniform Act, and leaving only three states still holding on to their individualized state bodies of trade secret common law.

Although the common law jurisdictions are few in number, they are likely to be home to a comparatively large volume of trade secret litigation. With constant technological innovation driven by highly skilled and highly mobile employees, trade secret claims are becoming...
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