In New Year, Congress Has Full Plate Of Trade Secret Bills

Law360, New York (January 8, 2014, 6:56 PM EST) -- With lawmakers in Congress getting back to work this week — albeit slow, gridlocked work — Law360 takes a look at the various proposals for new federal trade secrets legislation that were introduced last year, from private rights of action to new weapons against foreign thieves.

For all the groaning about legislative inaction and partisan bickering, the last 14 months have been surprisingly productive inside the Beltway when it comes to trade secrets and proprietary info.

For starters, two pieces of legislation were actually passed. The Theft...
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