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Section Newsletter Articles on Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016

President Obama signs the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016: New Protections for Trade Secrets, and new protections for employees subject to non-compete agreements By Khara Coleman Intellectual Property, July 2016 With the signing of the Defend Trade Secrets Act, there is finally a federal private cause of action for misappropriation of trade secrets. But employers should note that this new tool for protecting proprietary information comes with an obligation to inform employees of new federal whistleblower protections under the Act, or risk being unable to make full use of the Act’s remedies.

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