Federal Trade Secrets Law Earns High Marks From Attys

Law360, New York (May 1, 2014, 7:29 PM EDT) -- The new bill introduced in Congress this week by Sens. Chris Coons and Orrin Hatch would make sweeping changes to the way trade secrets litigation is handled in the U.S. by giving litigants access to the federal court system — a change that practitioners say is sorely needed.

The Defend Trade Secrets Act, formally introduced Tuesday, is the latest legislative proposal that would allow individuals and private companies to lodge their own civil lawsuits under the federal Economic Espionage Act —  a statute that currently only...
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