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The case for trade secrets reform in the US

Michael Loney, New York


If a US company discovers an employee has downloaded its trade secrets onto a thumb drive and is speeding towards the airport to board a plane to China to sell them, the options to stop him are slim to none. Efforts are underway in Congress to change this, with the introduction of trade secrets legislation in both houses

Last week the Trade Secrets Protection Act of 2014 was introduced in the House of Representatives by Representative George Holding, and co-sponsored by Representatives Jerrold Nadler, Howard Coble, John Conyers, Steve Chabot, and Hakeem Jeffries. This is companion legislation to...


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