A few years ago Texas joined most other states and enacted its version of the Uniform Trade Secrets Act (UTSA, or Texas’ TUTSA). Recently, the federal Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) became law. While there are quite a few similarities between these laws, there are also some substantial differences that you need to know to protect your businesses’ trade secrets.
My partner Eric Wood (@) wrote an excellent article that explains all of this in simple, no-nonsense terms. Go check out his article and let him know what you think: Trade secret protection under state vs. federal law
Also, check out:
- Can Parties be Excluded from the Courtroom in Trade Secrets Cases?
- Texas Business Guide: Identifying and Protecting Trade Secrets Under the (New) Uniform Trade Secrets Act
- 3 Steps for Obtaining Trade Secrets in Discovery
- Northern District of Texas Court Requires Plaintiffs’ Pre-Discovery Identification of Trade Secrets
Shawn Tuma (@shawnetuma) is a business lawyer with an internationally recognized reputation in cybersecurity, computer fraud and data privacy law. He is a Cybersecurity & Data Protection Partner at Scheef & Stone, LLP, a full-service commercial law firm in Texas that represents businesses of all sizes throughout the United States and, through its Mackrell International network, around the world.