The State Bar of Wisconsin’s Business Law Blog recently published an article authored by Meissner Tierney shareholder Randy Brotherhood entitled “The Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016: A New Federal Civil Cause of Action for Trade Secret Theft.” The article examines The Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (Pub. L. No. 114-153), signed into law by President Barack Obama on May 11, 2016, establishing a new federal civil cause of action for trade secret theft.
The Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016, establishes a new federal civil cause of action for trade secret theft, representing one of the most significant events in trade secret reform in years. This new law toughens and modernizes trade secret law in numerous respects, and provides an additional tool for businesses and their legal counsel to protect trade secrets.
To read the full article on The State Bar of Wisconsin’s Business Law Blog, please click here.
Randy Brotherhood practices primarily in the areas of corporate law (representing both for-profit and tax-exempt entities), intellectual property, and securities law. You can read his full bio by clicking here.