Assessing Extraterritorial Reach Of DTSA After Ill. Decision

Law360 (April 28, 2020, 1:24 PM EDT) -- As companies continue to expand their global reach, and the U.S. Department of Justice continues to focus on protecting U.S. companies against trade secret theft by Chinese entities through criminal prosecutions, the question increasingly becomes: Can a U.S. company seek civil remedies if an actor outside the U.S. steals its trade secrets?

While the federal Defend Trade Secrets Act, enacted in 2016, suggests such remedies could be available, a federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois recently confirmed in Motorola Solutions Inc. v. Hytera Communications Corp. that the DTSA does allow private litigants to pursue...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.


  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!

TRY LAW360 FREE FOR SEVEN DAYS

Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Beta
Ask a question!