Trade secret litigation activity is on the rise and will likely expand further due to the enactment of the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA). The latest findings of the federal trade secret litigation landscape is in Stout’s Trends in Trade Secret Litigation Report 2017.
The report also features the conclusions derived from Stout’s quantitative study on federal trade secret cases from 1990 to 2015 in which a verdict was derived or settlement information was publicly available. This in-depth research focuses on the historical impact of litigation trends related to, among other things: the types of trade secrets at issue; the types of claims; activity by industry; federal filing jurisdictions; damage awards; time to resolution; appeals; and the use of expert witnesses.
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