Category Archives: Uniform Trade Secrets Act

Noteworthy Outcome in Early Test of Federal Trade Secrets Act

There’s a bigger story behind a Florida judge’s recent ruling in one of the first lawsuits brought under the new Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA). U.S. District Judge Cecilia M. Altonaga dismissed, at least temporarily, a lawsuit filed by an … Continue reading

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UPDATED: Trade Secret Proposal Has Won Over Congress & The President, But Not Me

Who says Congress can’t agree on anything these days? By an overwhelming vote of 410-2, the House recently approved the Defend Trade Secret Act (DTSA). The Senate already has passed the proposal and President Obama is expected to sign it … Continue reading

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‘LinkedIn Defense’ Isn’t Necessarily a Slam Dunk

Back in April 2013, when the Texas Legislature was still considering whether to adopt the Uniform Trade Secrets Act (it ultimately passed), I predicted that a sticking point would be the inclusion of “a list of actual or potential customers … Continue reading

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A Ban on Noncompetes? Don’t Expect One in Texas

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick has come out in support of banning covenants not to compete, claiming that they stifle innovation and send jobs and entrepreneurs fleeing to other states. He says companies would be protected against trade secret theft if … Continue reading

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