Texas Trade Secrets Law Gets Business-Friendly Upgrade

Law360, Dallas (May 10, 2013, 8:19 PM ET) -- The Texas Uniform Trade Secrets Act, recently signed into law by Gov. Rick Perry, strengthens trade secret protections for businesses and makes subtle changes to existing common law that experts say will add certainty to litigation and bring earlier settlements.

Taking effect Sept.1, the act makes Texas the 47th state to adopt some version of the uniform trade secrets law, a framework meant to help states harmonize their rules on trade secrets. The Texas bill’s drafters say they intended to give businesses more certainty about what...
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