January 15, 2016

10 Key Trade Secret Developments of 2015: Part 2

In the second installment of a two-part 2015 retrospective piece for Law360, four Faegre Baker Daniels attorneys—partners Randy Kahnke and Kerry Bundy and associates Tyler Young and Peter Magnuson— highlighted the year’s biggest developments in trade secret law. Picking up where the first piece left off, part two honed in on five more trends that emerged in the last year that will be critical in shaping the future of trade secret law in the U.S. and abroad.

The article highlighted the following developments (numbered 6-10): "(6) yet another attempt at providing a uniform federal regime and a federal cause of action for trade secret misappropriation; (7) the interplay between state trade secret law and preemption under the federal Copyright Act, as analyzed by the Fifth Circuit; (8) federal prosecutors’ increasing focus on prosecuting those who steal the financial industry’s trade secrets; (9) the EU’s significant progress toward the passage of the Trade Secret Directive; and (10) the end of the long-running battle between DuPont and Kolon and the challenges a trade secret owner must overcome to resist misappropriation by a foreign company.”

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