The Role Of Trade Secrets In Amanda Knox Murder Case

Law360, New York (December 4, 2013, 1:15 PM EST) -- Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., and Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash., convened a congressional briefing to discuss the ongoing murder case against Amanda Knox, the 26-year-old University of Washington foreign exchange student who was convicted in Italy of brutally murdering her 21-year-old British roommate, Meredith Kercher. The highly publicized and polarizing story of Kercher's gruesome murder is stomach-churning and heartbreaking, especially for trade secret lawyers who are more accustomed to discussing source code and customer lists. Yet there is a trade secret component to this case. Boise State University, the employer of one of Knox's consulting technical experts, is holding back relevant DNA...

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