White House Releases Plan To Fight Trade Secrets Theft

Law360, New York (February 20, 2013, 8:28 PM EST) -- The White House on Wednesday unveiled a five-point plan to combat theft of U.S. trade secrets in China and elsewhere, with Obama administration officials pledging to ramp up diplomatic pressure, consider whether new laws are needed and look to bring more criminal cases.

Speaking at the White House, administration officials from several federal agencies plugged the launch of a "whole-of-government" strategy meant to cut down on trade secret theft by companies, employees and hackers. The plan, as laid out in a report released by the White House Wednesday, would include measures intended to improve public awareness and encourage companies in the...

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