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Trade Secrets: A State-by-State Survey, Fifth Edition

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This treatise covers each state's statutory and common law protection of trade secrets and other confidential business information, both within and outside the employment context.  It is part of the State-by-State Survey Series.

MEET THE AUTHORS
Luke A. Suchyta
Chief Contributing Editor
David J. Carr
Board of Review Associate Editor
Arnold H. Pedowitz
Board of Review Associate Editor
Eric Akira Tate
Board of Review Associate Editor

DESCRIPTION

IN-DEPTH ANALYSIS of each state’s statutory and common law protection of trade secrets

Get 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 the employment context.

 

The Fifth Edition includes discussion of:

  • Whether ownership, as opposed to mere possession, is a prerequisite to a claim for trade secret misappropriation
  • How particularized a trade secret claim must be at pleading and throughout litigation
  • What must be shown by a party asserting trade secret status as a basis for sealing a court record
  • What must be shown to recover punitive damages for a trade secret misappropriation
  • Whether a corporate entity can be capable of engaging in the type of conduct required to support a punitive damages award
  • The extent to which the Uniform Trade Secrets Act preempts common law claims for unfair competition and breach of the employee duty of loyalty
  • Whether royalty rates contained in a patent licensing agreement, information compiled and filtered from public sources, a map showing the likely location of a natural gas field, and digital stamping technology design concepts constitute trade secrets


AUTHORS

Bloomberg BNA authors and editors are practicing professionals with insider perspectives and real-life experience. Learn more about this book’s authors and editors.

LUKE A. SUCHYTA , CHIEF CONTRIBUTING EDITOR
Luke A. Suchyta, a Bloomberg BNA Legal Editor, Arlington, VA, is the Chief Contributing
Editor of Trade Secrets: A State-by-State Survey, Fifth Edition.

DAVID J. CARR , BOARD OF REVIEW ASSOCIATE EDITOR
David J. Carr is a partner in the Labor and Employment Group of Ice Miller, and Chair of the Employment Litigation Group, focusing his practice in the areas of personnel policies, employment discrimination, wage and hour law, and employment contracts involving trade secrets, confidential information and covenants against competition.

ARNOLD H. PEDOWITZ , BOARD OF REVIEW ASSOCIATE EDITOR

ERIC AKIRA TATE , BOARD OF REVIEW ASSOCIATE EDITOR
Eric Akira Tate serves as the co-chair of the Employment and Labor Group and co-chair of the Diversity Strategy Committee at Morrison Foerster. He represents companies in trade secrets, employee raiding and mobility, unfair competition, wage and hour, employment discrimination and whistleblower litigation, and in counseling matters. 

CONTENTS

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REVIEWS

Read what others have to say about this Bloomberg BNA book.

I am a huge fan of your restrictive covenant and trade secret books. They are well-worn resources in my legal library. 

Eric Meyer

Partner, Labor and Employment Department, Dilworth Paxson LLP, Philadelphia, Pa., and author of The Employer Handbook blog.


REVIEWS

“I am a huge fan of your restrictive covenant and trade secret books. They are well-worn resources in my legal library.”
Eric Meyer, Partner, Labor and Employment Department, Dilworth Paxson LLP, Philadelphia, Pa., and author of The Employer Handbook blog.