Trade Secrets: A State-by-State Survey, Seventh Edition
Trade Secrets: A State-by-State Survey provides authoritative, in-depth analysis of each state’s statutory and common law protection of trade secrets and other confidential business information, both within and outside of the employment context.
Cutting-edge analysis examined in the Seventh Edition includes:
- What facts the plaintiff in a trade secret misappropriation action must show where defendants have been given access to the plaintiffs' trade secrets pursuant to a nondisclosure covenant
- How courts have interpreted the lack of a reasonableness-of-efforts limitation in a state uniform trade secrets act’s provision governing trade secret owners’ efforts to maintain secrecy
- Whether making cost and profit margin figures available to a plaintiff’s contractors destroys trade secret status where the information is otherwise kept completely confidential
- Whether a claim for trade secret misappropriation can be covered by jury waiver provision
- And more!
Using a uniform topic structure that provides a comparative view across states, this treatise is invaluable for lawyers with a multi-jurisdictional practice, as well as for those seeking persuasive authority from other states.
SUMMARY OF CONTENTS
Each State Chapter Addresses:
- State's Definition of "Trade Secret"
- Courts' Interpretations Under the Statute, Uniform Trade Secrets Act, and Common Law
- Policy Considerations Recognized by Courts
- Evidence Establishing the Elements of a Trade Secret and of a Misappropriation Claim
- Courts' Justifications for Denial of Protection
- Types of Information Granted Trade Secret Protection
- Types of Relief Granted for the Misappropriation of Trade Secrets
- Level of Protection for "Proprietary Information"
- References to Law Review Articles/Other Publications