Why Employers Need to Review Employment and Confidentiality Agreements in Light of the Newly-Enacted Defense of Trade Secrets Act

The Defense of Trade Secrets Act (“DTSA”) was signed into law and creates a federal legal scheme for the protection of trade secrets. Previously, protection of this form of intellectual property was solely a matter of state law, unlike patent, trademark and copyright, which have always been matters of federal law. The DTSA has a number of unique provisions, one of which immediately impacts employers who use confidentiality agreements with their employees.  Click here to read more.

Co-Authors:

Mark Nieds, Intellectual Property Attorney

Suzanne Boy, Law Attorney

One Response to “Why Employers Need to Review Employment and Confidentiality Agreements in Light of the Newly-Enacted Defense of Trade Secrets Act”

  1. Michael PilkoJune 3, 2016 at 1:54 pm #

    Do you think this will have any effect on the hiring processes of small businesses moving forward? It seems like unless something changes quickly small to mid size companies stand to have the most detrimental changes made to them.

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