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Abstract

A new bill that is currently facing Congress, the Defend Trade Secrets Act, is aimed at creating a federal private cause of action under the Economic Espionage Act of 1996 (EEA). It is a bill that will, if passed, expand the EEA to provide federal jurisdiction for the theft of trade secrets. There is no question as to the degree of importance the protection of trade secrets is to United States businesses and society at large. The question is whether the well-intentioned DTSA will actually do more harm than good. There are a substantial number of legal professionals that have voiced their concern that not only will it fail to significantly hinder cyber-espionage, but it will open the door to a new breed of predators, trade secret trolls.

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TRADE_SECRET_ACT_TROLLS.pdf
29 Nov 2022
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  • Subject
    • Intellectual Property Law

    • Legislation

  • Journal title
    • Boston College Intellectual Property and Technology Forum

  • Volume
    • 2015

  • Pagination
    • 1-8

  • Date submitted

    29 November 2022

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