Sharon K. Sandeen

Mitchell Hamline School of Law

Professor of Law

875 Summit Ave

St. Paul, MN 55105-3076

United States

Hanken School of Economics

P.O. Box 479

FI-00101 Helsinki, 00101

Finland

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (25)

1.

Professors’ Letter in Opposition to the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2015 (S. 1890, H.R. 3326)

Number of pages: 23 Posted: 07 Dec 2015
Santa Clara University - School of Law, Elon University School of Law, Mitchell Hamline School of Law and Washington and Lee University School of Law
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trade secrets, innovation, cyberespionage, cybersecurity, intellectual property

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The Evolution of Trade Secret Law and Why Courts Commit Error When They Do Not Follow the Uniform Trade Secrets Act

Hamline Law Review, Vol. 33, p. 493, 2010
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 13 May 2011
Sharon K. Sandeen
Mitchell Hamline School of Law
Downloads 386 (94,745)

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Trade Secret, Unfair Competition, Sears, Compco, Kewanee, Federal Preemption, Uniform Trade Secrets Act, UTSA, Unfair Trade Practices, Intellectual Property, Uniform Law, Legal History, Erie, Restatement First of Torts

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Lost in the Cloud: Information Flows and the Implications of Cloud Computing for Trade Secret Protection

Virginia Journal of Law and Technology, Vol. 19, 2014
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 03 Sep 2014
Sharon K. Sandeen
Mitchell Hamline School of Law
Downloads 317 (118,059)

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cloud computing, trade secrets, disclosures, information policy, duties of confidence, the third party doctrine of trade secrecy, waiver of trade secret protection, intellectual property

4.

Introduction to Trade Secrecy and International Transactions

Trade Secrecy and International Transactions, Edward Elgar Publishing (2015), University of Florida Levin College of Law Research Paper No. 16-7
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 06 Oct 2015 Last Revised: 12 Feb 2016
Elizabeth A. Rowe and Sharon K. Sandeen
University of Florida Levin College of Law and Mitchell Hamline School of Law
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A Contract by Any Other Name is Still a Contract: Examining the Effectiveness of Trade Secret Clauses to Protect Databases

IDEA: The Journal of Law and Technology, Vol. 45, No. 119, 2005
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 21 Feb 2008
Sharon K. Sandeen
Mitchell Hamline School of Law
Downloads 225 (167,194)
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private ordering, trade secrets, preemption, Feist, copyright, database protection, contract law, trade secret clauses, terms of use agreements

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Trade Secrets and the Right to Information: A Comparative Analysis of EU and US Approaches to Freedom of Expression and Whistleblowing

North Carolina Journal of Law and Technology, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 04 Sep 2019 Last Revised: 25 Mar 2020
Sharon K. Sandeen and Ulla-Maija Mylly
Mitchell Hamline School of Law and University of Turku, Faculty of Law
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Trade secret, Freedom of Expression, First Amendment, Free Speech, Freedom of Press, EU Trade Secret Directive, Defend Trade Secrets Act, Whistleblowing, Human Rights, Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 19

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Toward a Federal Jurisprudence of Trade Secret Law

32 Berkeley Tech. L.J. 829 (2017), Washington & Lee Legal Studies Paper No. 2017-9
Number of pages: 84 Posted: 25 Apr 2017 Last Revised: 09 Jan 2018
Sharon K. Sandeen and Christopher B. Seaman
Mitchell Hamline School of Law and Washington and Lee University School of Law
Downloads 211 (177,648)
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intellectual property, IP, trade secrets, Defend Trade Secrets Act, Uniform Trade Secrets Act, statutory interpretation, Erie doctrine, federal common law, federal courts

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Relative Privacy: What Privacy Advocates Can Learn from Trade Secret Law

Michigan State Law Review, Vol. 6. 2006
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 03 Feb 2008
Sharon K. Sandeen
Mitchell Hamline School of Law
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trade secrets, information privacy, intellectual property, uniform laws, privacy torts, William Prosser

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The 'New' Economic Espionage Act, as Amended by the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016

Number of pages: 9 Posted: 06 May 2016
Sharon K. Sandeen
Mitchell Hamline School of Law
Downloads 138 (255,949)
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Trade Secret Law, Undisclosed Information, Economic Espionage Act, Defend Trade Secret Act

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Trade Secrets and Climate Change: Uncovering Secret Solutions to the Problem of Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Research Handbook on Intellectual Property and Climate Change, Chapter 17, (Edward Elgar, Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 04 Sep 2014
Sharon K. Sandeen and David S. Levine
Mitchell Hamline School of Law and Elon University School of Law
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trade secret law, government transparency, global warming, climate change

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Be Careful What You Wish for: Trade Secrets and the America Invents Act

Number of pages: 14 Posted: 18 Sep 2013
Sharon K. Sandeen
Mitchell Hamline School of Law
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patent, trade secret, novelty, prior art, AIA, America Invents Act, preemption, disclosure

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Debating Employee Non-Competes and Trade Secrets

33 Santa Clara Computer and High Technology Law Journal 438 (2017), University of Florida Levin College of Law Research Paper No. 17-10
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 07 Mar 2017 Last Revised: 11 Mar 2019
Sharon K. Sandeen and Elizabeth A. Rowe
Mitchell Hamline School of Law and University of Florida Levin College of Law
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non-competition agreements, nca, ncas, injunction, trade secrets, enforceability, legitimate business interests, reasonableness, inevitable disclosure, restraints, employer, employee, defend trade secrets act, dtsa, employee mobility

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Out of Thin Air: Trade Secrets, Cybersecurity, and the Wrongful Acquisition Tort

Research Handbook on Intellectual Property and Digital Technologies as part of the Edward Elgar Research Handbooks in IP series, Tanya Aplin editor, 2018, Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd., Forthcoming
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 30 Jan 2018
Sharon K. Sandeen
Mitchell Hamline School of Law
Downloads 99 (324,421)
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trade secrets, misappropriation, acquisition by improper means, cybersecurity, wrongful acquisition, torts, confidential information, hacking, CFAA, DTSA, UTSA

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Here Come the Trade Secret Trolls

Washington & Lee Law Review Online, Volume 71, Issue 4 (2015), Elon University Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2015-02
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 11 Mar 2015
David S. Levine and Sharon K. Sandeen
Elon University School of Law and Mitchell Hamline School of Law
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trade secrets, cybersecurity, cyberespionage, information systems, Economic Espionage Act, federal

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Identifying and Keeping the Genie in the Bottle: The Practical Realities of Trade Secrets in Bankruptcy Proceedings

Gonzaga Law Review, Vol. 44, p. 81, 2008/09
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 29 Sep 2009
Sharon K. Sandeen
Mitchell Hamline School of Law
Downloads 93 (337,643)
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Bankruptcy, Trade Secrets, Intellectual Property, Executory Contracts, Licenses, Security Interests in IP

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The Third Party Problem: Assessing the Protection of Information Through Tort Law

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY PROTECTION OF FACT-BASED WORKS, Chapter 9, Copyright and Its Alternatives, Robert F. Brauneis, ed., Edward Elgar, 2009
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 01 Oct 2010
Sharon K. Sandeen
Mitchell Hamline School of Law
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torts, information law, secondary liability, intellectual property law, third-party liability

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Kewanee Revisited: Returning to First Principles of Intellectual Property Law to Determine the Issue of Federal Preemption

Marquette Intellectual Property Law Review, Vol. 12, 2008
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 21 Feb 2008 Last Revised: 27 Feb 2014
Sharon K. Sandeen
Mitchell Hamline School of Law
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trade secrets, Kewanee, federal preemption, intellectual property law, Uniform Trade Secrets Act, patentable subject matter, patent law, copyright, competition, free competition

18.

The Trade Secrecy Standard for Patent Prior Art

American University Law Review, Vol. 70, No. 4, p. 1269 , 2021
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 18 Sep 2020 Last Revised: 16 Apr 2021
Camilla Alexandra Hrdy and Sharon K. Sandeen
University of Akron School of Law and Mitchell Hamline School of Law
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patents, trade secrets, prior art

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trade secrets, innovation, cyberespionage, cybersecurity, intellectual property, Defend Trade Secrets Act

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Professors' Letter in Opposition to the 'Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2014' (S. 2267) and the 'Trade Secrets Protection Act of 2014' (H.R. 5233)

Number of pages: 10 Posted: 07 Dec 2015
David S. Levine and Sharon K. Sandeen
Elon University School of Law and Mitchell Hamline School of Law
Downloads 70 (398,905)
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trade secrets, innovation, cyberespionage, cybersecurity, intellectual property

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The Myth of Uniformity in IP Laws

Journal of Intellectual Property Law, Vol. 51, 2018
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 05 Feb 2018
Sharon K. Sandeen
Mitchell Hamline School of Law
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intellectual property law, patent law, copyright law, trademark law, trade secret law, the DTSA, the Lanham Act, federalism, federal statutes, uniformity, statutory interpretation

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An Open Letter to the Sponsors of the Revised Defend Trade Secrets Act

Number of pages: 6 Posted: 07 Dec 2015
David S. Levine and Sharon K. Sandeen
Elon University School of Law and Mitchell Hamline School of Law
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trade secrets, innovation, cyberespionage, cybersecurity, intellectual property

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The Erie/Sears/Compco Squeeze: Erie's Effects Upon Unfair Competition and Trade Secret Law

Akron Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 07 Apr 2019
Sharon K. Sandeen
Mitchell Hamline School of Law
Downloads 51 (465,241)
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Erie, unfair competition, trade secret, federal common law, federal jurisdiction, trademark law, FTC, legal history

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In for a Calf is Not Always in for a Cow: An Analysis of the Constitutional Right of Anonymity as Applied to Anonymous E-Commerce

Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly, Vol. 29, No. 527, 2002
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 03 Oct 2010
Sharon K. Sandeen
Mitchell Hamline School of Law
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Cyber law, Constitutional Law, First Amendment, Free Speech, Political Speech, Commercial Speech, e-Commerce, Internet, Anonymity

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Lost in the Cloud?: The Implications of Cloud Computing for Trade Secret Protection

Posted: 04 Apr 2012
Sharon K. Sandeen
Mitchell Hamline School of Law

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intellectual property, trade secret law, cloud computing, reasonable efforts to maintain secrecy, public disclosure