Volume 50, Number 3 (2017) (Understanding the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA): The Federalization of Trade Secrecy)
In this inaugural “symposium discussion,” the Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review hosted speakers David H. Green, Assistant General Counsel in Microsoft’s Intellectual Property Policy Group, James Pooley, former Deputy Director-General of the World Intellectual Property Organization, and Elizabeth Rowe, Professor in Intellectual Property Law at the University of Florida College of Law, to discuss the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA), a federal statute signed into law on May 11, 2016. The DTSA creates a federal civil cause of action for trade-secret misappropriation, and marks a significant federalization of trade secrecy law, giving companies the opportunity to protect against and remedy misappropriation of propriety information in federal court. The panelists shared their views on the DTSA and the increasing importance of trade secrecy protection.
The symposium transcript is available in the 2017 Symposium & Developments in the Law issue of the Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review.