This treatise covers each state's statutory and common law protection of trade secrets and other confidential business information, both within and outside of the employment context. It is part of the State-by-State Survey Series.
This treatise 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 the employment context. 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.
Representative questions examined in the Fifth Edition include 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 claim for unfair competition and breach of the employee duty of loyalty; and more.
The 2016 Supplement updates the Fifth Edition with analysis including:
SUMMARY OF CONTENTS
Each State Chapter Addresses:
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