A Comparison of Major Provisions of The Defend Trade Secrets Act to Those of The Model Uniform Trade Secrets Act

The Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016, Pub. L. 114-153, (“DTSA”) was signed into law by President Obama on May 11, 2016, and took effect immediately.[i]  This act constitutes a major expansion of federal law pertaining to the protection of trade secrets.  Most significantly, it introduces a new federal civil cause of action for trade …