How Energy Firms Can Use The Defend Trade Secrets Act

How Energy Firms Can Use The Defend Trade Secrets Act

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An article by Benjamin Fernandez, Natalie Hanlon Leh and Kirsten Donaldson, published by Law360, discusses how energy firms can use the federal Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) to help them safeguard against misappropriation of their proprietary information.

Before enactment of the DTSA, no federal civil case of action was available to private litigants for trade secret misappropriation. The only federal protection was through a criminal trade secret statute, which required the Federal Bureau of Investigation to file suit on behalf of private companies. Read the full article

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