Securing An Ex Parte Seizure Remedy Under DTSA

Law360, New York (February 17, 2017, 7:50 AM EST) -- Last year, a new federal statute was passed that should have a profound effect on employers and their businesses — the Defend Trade Secret Act. The act codified, for the first time, a federal statute providing a civil remedy for misappropriation of trade secrets. Prior to the DTSA, employers that sought to protect their trade secrets had to do so under state law often in state court. This state law, in many respects, was inconsistent between states, creating real difficulties for employers that operated in a multistate environment....
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