28 April 2016

Trade secrets bill nears completion after House approval

The US House of Representatives has passed a bill that promises to give victims of trade secrets theft the power to sue in a federal court, bringing laws into line with other forms of intellectual property.

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5 April 2016   The US Senate has approved legislation that will shore up trade secret protection and allow claims of theft to be brought in federal courts.
6 April 2016   The Obama Administration has thrown its weight behind a US bill intended to improve the protection of trade secrets.
12 May 2016   US President Barack Obama has signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act into law, meaning trade secrets will now have federal protection and be brought into line with other forms of intellectual property.