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Web Date: February 1, 2016

Senate Panel Approves Trade Secrets Bill

Intellectual Property: Measure would authorize U.S. companies to pursue alleged thieves in federal court
Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: trade secrets, intellectual property, Congress, lawsuits

Bipartisan legislation recently approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee would provide new recourse for U.S. companies victimized by theft of their corporate trade secrets.

The measure is backed by a broad industry coalition that includes DuPont, Boston Scientific, Eli Lilly & Co., Pfizer, and the Biotechnology Innovation Organization, a biotech industry trade group.

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), coauthor of the proposed Defend Trade Secrets Act (S. 1890), says . . .

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