Open Borders, the US Economic Espionage Act of 1996, and the Global Movement of Knowledge and People
University of Wisconsin Law School
February 25, 2010
King's Law Journal, Vol. 21, pp. 1-41, 2010
University of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1108
The United States made trade secret misappropriation a federal crime in 1996 through enactment of the Economic Espionage Act. This paper explores the principal provisions of that Act, the seminal case law, and the implications for labor mobility between firms and across countries.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 43
Keywords: Intellectual Property, Trade Secret, Labor Mobility
JEL Classification: K33
Date posted: February 26, 2010
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