Key Trade Secret Developments Of 2020: Part 2

Law360 (February 10, 2021, 4:01 PM EST) -- Last year brought significant developments in trade secret law.

In the conclusion of this two-part article,[1] we highlight five developments in particular: (1) the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit's affirmance of a lower court's denial of sealing requests where the motion was overbroad and unsupported, although subsequently narrowed; (2) the importance of satisfying the legal definition of a trade secret; (3) the use of prior bad act evidence; (4) the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit's reduction of a $700 million punitive damages award to $140 million to comport with due process; and (5) the U.S....

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