Just before Congress’s August recess, the Trade Secrets Protection Act (TSPA) (H.R. 5233) was introduced in the House of Representatives. The TSPA is a companion to the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA), which was introduced in the Senate in April. The TSPA and DTSA are the most recent attempts to create a federal civil remedy for certain trade secret theft cases – an effort that appears to have strong momentum. The TSPA was introduced on behalf of a bi-partisan coalition by Rep. George Holding (R-N.C.).

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