Trade Secrets Suits Rising, But Uncertainty Remains

Law360, New York (April 18, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The advent of personal digital assistants, laptops, wireless Internet and miniature flash drives has made it easier and easier for employees to download, e-mail and save almost any kind of information — and harder and harder for employers to guard their valuable trade secrets.

As more companies take legal action over alleged trade secrets theft, courts are asserting diverging views of these disputes, giving rise to questions about what an employee can and cannot take when moving across the street.

Trade secrets litigation exploded in the...
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