A (Mostly) Legislative History of the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016
109 Law Libr. J. 363 (2017)
24 Pages Posted: 6 May 2016 Last revised: 20 Mar 2018
Date Written: May 4, 2016
This paper provides a narrative of the passage of the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 — legislation, passed by Congress in April, 2016, that establishes a federal civil cause of action for the theft of trade secrets. It analyzes the justifications for the bill, how it was drafted and passed and how Congress expressed its objectives in the law’s legislative history source documents.
Keywords: trade secrets, Defend Trade Secrets Act, Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016, DTSA, Economic Espionage Act, intellectual property
JEL Classification: O34, O38, K19
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