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Christopher Cox and An Tran Publish “Key Takeaways from the New Trade Secrets Act”

Weil Complex Commercial Litigation partner Christopher Cox and associate An Tran recently published an article in Today’s General Counsel which focuses on the implications of the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) of 2016, which was signed into law in May. The article discusses the significant impact the new law will have on U.S. trade secret litigation, including insight into how the law:

  • Adopts and diverges from aspects of the decades-old Uniform Trade Secrets Act (UTSA), which was intended to provide uniformity among states
  • Includes controversial new provisions, such as plaintiffs’ ability to request, through an ex parte proceeding, seizure of certain property
  • Provides liability protection to those who disclose trade secrets in confidence to a government official or attorney
  • Specifically states that it doesn’t preempt other laws and thus will not replace existing state law

Read the complete article at Today’s General Counsel.