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  • Why Companies Should Care About Increasing Criminal Enforcement of Trade Secret Theft

    By Procopio Partner Mindy Morton The importance of trade secrets continues to be front and center in high-profile legal disputes. In a 2019 Bloomberg Law Big Law Business Quick Pulse Survey, approximately 33% of companies surveyed said that they had trade secrets stolen in the last 10 years, and 75% of the surveyed companies expected the risk of trade secret theft to rise in the next five years.  The Waymo-Uber trade secret dispute is case in point. While civil litigation was settled...

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  • 5 Steps to Keeping Your Trade Secrets Secret

    By Procopio Partner Mindy M. Morton A high-stakes trial that began this week between ride-sharing market leader Uber and self-driving car designer Waymo is front-page news. We frequently see patent and copyright cases in the headlines, but this is a trade secret case, which infrequently achieve such a high profile. What many people don’t realize, however, is that trade secrets are vital to the U.S. economy. According to the Office of the National Counterintelligence Executive, companies...

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