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Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 Seeks to Establish Federal Cause of Action for Trade Secrets Misappropriation

By Suyoung Jang – Edited by Mila Owen

Following the Senate Judiciary Committee’s approval in January of the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016, the Committee has released Senate Report 114-220 supporting the bill. The bill seeks to protect trade secret owners by creating a federal cause of action for trade secret misappropriation.

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Posted On Apr - 26 - 2016 Add Comments READ FULL POST

Amicus Brief by EFF and ACLU Urging Illinois State Sex Offender Laws Declared Unconstitutional under First Amendment

By Yaping Zhang – Edited by Mila Owen

With the Illinois Supreme Court gearing up to determine the constitutionality of the state’s sex offender registration statute, two advocacy non-profits have filed amicus briefs in support of striking the law down.

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Posted On Apr - 19 - 2016 Add Comments READ FULL POST

Flash Digest: News in Brief

By Gia Velasquez – Edited by Yunnan Jiang

New Jersey Bill Seeks to Ban Texting While Walking

“Unreasonable” Behavior During Litigation Cost Video Website $30,000

California Medical Device Company Fails to Meet Internal Standards

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Posted On Apr - 11 - 2016 Add Comments READ FULL POST

Georgia House of Representatives Proposes Bill to Regulate Drone Use

By Felicia (Feiran) Chen – Edited by Colette Ghazarian

A number of Georgia state legislators have proposed a bill to regulate the use of unmanned aircraft. If passed, the new law would impose criminal penalties for the capturing of images using drones under certain circumstances.

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Posted On Apr - 4 - 2016 Add Comments READ FULL POST

Financial Information of Florida Contractors – A Trade Secret?

By Evan Tallmadge – Edited by Stacy Ruegilin

Florida passed two bills expanding the definition of trade secrets to include financial information at the behest of private companies who bid on public projects for the ability to collect revenue for a set period. Opponents warn that this is overly broad definition threatens long term harm to the state.

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Posted On Mar - 28 - 2016 Add Comments READ FULL POST
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Insuring Patents

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Defend Trade Secrets

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Amicus Brief by EFF

By Yaping Zhang – Edited by Mila Owen On April 6, ...