Major Revisions to Federal Trade Secrets Law Now in Effect – Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 Signed by President Obama

May 17th, 2016|Categories: Intellectual Property, Katherine Kelter, Kathleen O'Toole, Laws and Regulations, Litigation, Trade Secrets|

On May 11, 2016, President Obama signed into law the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (“DTSA”). This law substantially revises federal trade secret practice in the United States. Most notably, the DTSA creates a mechanism for private civil trade secret claims to be pursued directly in federal court. The law is also significant for