Open Borders, the US Economic Espionage Act of 1996, and the Global Movement of Knowledge and People

King's Law Journal, Vol. 21, pp. 1-41, 2010

University of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1108

43 Pages Posted: 26 Feb 2010  

Shubha Ghosh

Syracuse University College of Law

Date Written: February 25, 2010

Abstract

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.

Keywords: Intellectual Property, Trade Secret, Labor Mobility

JEL Classification: K33

Suggested Citation

Ghosh, Shubha, Open Borders, the US Economic Espionage Act of 1996, and the Global Movement of Knowledge and People (February 25, 2010). King's Law Journal, Vol. 21, pp. 1-41, 2010 ; University of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1108. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1559191

Shubha Ghosh (Contact Author)

Syracuse University College of Law ( email )

900 S. Crouse Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2130
United States

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