'Reasonable Measures' For Protecting Trade Secrets: A Primer

Law360 (February 27, 2019, 12:53 PM EST) -- In the past year, numerous companies across industries — including a fund administrator, software provider, boat maker and a provider of surgical training programs — have walked into a courtroom as plaintiffs, believing (and potentially even able to prove) that their valuable corporate secrets had been stolen, only to have their cases dismissed based on a finding that the allegedly stolen information did not constitute a "trade secret" because they failed to take sufficient measures to protect the information.

And, these victims are not alone. Alarmingly, an analysis we conducted of cases filed from 2009 through 2018 showed that courts dismissed...

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