Trade Secret Primer – Something New, Some Other Things Old

Given last week’s 410-2 House vote for the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA), the new federal based, private civil cause of action has now passed both the House and Senate and is headed to President Obama for his expected signature. Before the DTSA becomes law, it is an appropriate time to review existing various state trade secret rights which will also be available to potential parties who might qualify for the civil remedies these laws provide.