Foreign Cos. Beware: Motorola Case Expands DTSA's Reach

Law360 (February 14, 2020, 4:28 PM EST) -- On Jan. 31, U.S. District Judge Charles Norgle of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois held in Motorola Solutions Inc. v. Hytera Communications Corp. that the Defend Trade Secrets Act applies extraterritorially to acts of misappropriation that occur outside the United States, so long as there is some conduct that occurs domestically.[1] 

The court was the first to substantively address the question of the foreign reach of the DTSA and did so in a way that clarifies that the geographic scope of the statute is coextensive with that of the criminal provisions of the Economic Espionage Act....

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