Key Trade Secret Developments Of 2021: Part 1

By Randall Kahnke, Kerry Bundy and Lauren Linderman (December 17, 2021, 4:21 PM EST) -- The year 2021 brought significant developments in trade secret law.

In part one of this two-part series, we highlight five developments in particular:

1. The U.S. Supreme Court's resolution of a circuit split on the scope of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, narrowing the scope of conduct covered by the statute;

2. The federal government's steps toward curbing the use of noncompetition agreements;

3. A California court's guidance on the viability of a threatened misappropriation theory;

4. An Illinois federal court's analysis of the heavy burden faced by a trade secret defendant requesting dismissal on forum non conveniens grounds in...

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