Uniform Trade Secrets Act: The States' Response, The

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Samuels, Linda B.
Johnson, Bryan K.
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1991
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INTRODUCTION|The development and utilization of new technology is a major component of business success. The ability to sustain investment in research and development in a competitive environment is dependent to a large extent upon a company's ability to protect its proprietary information. For many companies, trade secrets are the most valuable form of proprietary information. Trade secrets often provide the most comprehensive, easily obtained and long-lived protection for a company's innovative ideas, provided the requisite secrecy can be maintained. Arguably, preserving confidentiality is now more difficult due to recent developments in telecommunications and increased employee mobility, which facilitate the improper disclosure and misappropriation of trade secrets. In the United States, trade secret law developed through court decisions, primarily at the state level. Drawing guidance from the...
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24 Creighton L. Rev. 49 (1990-1991)
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Creighton University School of Law
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