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The DTSA and the China Initiative

David S. Bloch and Xavier Marc Brandwajn co-authored an article in the Daily Journal titled "The DTSA and the China Initiative."

For the last several years, there has been an increased focus on trade secrets, especially over its more commonly asserted intellectual property cousin, patents. The Defend Trade Secrets Act was signed into law in May 2016 as an amendment to the Economic Espionage Act. The DTSA created the first federal civil cause of action for trade secret misappropriation and provided some novel remedies, including ex parte seizure provisions targeted largely at importers. Prior to 2016, trade secrecy was governed by state law, which in almost all instances (49 states) implemented some version of the Uniform Trade Secrets Act.


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