Tag Archives: trade secrets

Texas Legislature takes aim at Anti-SLAPP challenges

The Texas Citizens Participation Act, Tex. Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code §§ 27.001 et seq. (the TCPA), Texas’ anti-SLAPP statute, is likely to receive a much needed overhaul after the Texas Senate unanimously passed H.B. 2730 on May 17, 2019. If the Texas governor signs it into law, as expected based on the bill’s broad … Continue Reading

First Round of Defend Trade Secrets Act Complaints Alleging Misappropriation Activity Both Before and After DTSA’s Enactment: Will They Stick?

This is a guest post from our colleagues in Reed Smith’s Intellectual Property, Information and Innovation Group. For additional reading on the Defend Trade Secrets Act, please see our prior Employment Law Watch blog post, “New Immunity Given To Employees Who Disclose Employer Trade Secrets.”  Following President Obama’s signing of the federal Defend Trade Secrets … Continue Reading

Landmark Federal Trade Secrets Legislation on Its Way to President Obama for Signature

As technology accelerates and electronic information theft becomes more difficult to detect and prevent, vigilant companies constantly look for ways to protect the trade secrets they consider their “crown jewels.” The passage of the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA) will help company management and counsel sleep better knowing that federal courts will be empowered … Continue Reading
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