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BZB Alert! President signs “Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016”

by Benjamin K. Riley

May 2016 – For many years, litigants have had original federal court jurisdiction for Patent, Trademark and Copyright cases, but the fourth major area of Intellectual Property law — Trade Secrets — has been governed by state law with no federal court jurisdiction. No longer. On May 11, 2016, President Obama signed the “Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016” to “provide a single, national standard for trade secret misappropriation with clear rules and predictability” in federal court.  View a pdf copy of the article.