Mid-Year Review of Key Trade Secret Decisions
A trade secret is any information used in one's business that derives independent economic value from not being generally known. Unlike patents, trade secrets are protected indefinitely for as long as they remain a secret. Due in part to the enactment of the Defend Trade Secrets Act in May 2016, trade secrets are becoming an increasingly attractive form of intellectual property for businesses hoping to protect their innovations.
This White Paper summarizes and explains recent noteworthy decisions in trade secret law. Each of these decisions has meaningful implications for trade secret owners, defendants, and practitioners alike.
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