Key Trade Secret Developments Of 2018: Part 2

By Randall Kahnke, Kerry Bundy, Mike Sawers and Bryan Washburn (February 1, 2019, 5:50 PM EST) -- The year 2018 brought significant developments in trade secret law, both in the United States and abroad. In-house counsel and private practitioners should consider trends that promise to shape further developments in the years ahead.

In the final part of this two-part series, we highlight five in particular: (1) the Trump administration's continued crackdown on theft of trade secrets; (2) the Fourth Circuit's application of state law to the issue of whether a trade secret was discoverable in a diversity action; (3) the tightening of proximate causation in connecting misappropriation with damages; (4) the Waymo/Uber trade secret trial and settlement; and...

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