Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA) – In May 2016, the federal DTSA was
signed into law. It creates a civil cause of action for trade secret misappropriation. It was primarily based on a model law, the Uniform Trade Secrets Act, which was
created in 1979.
please answer the following questions regarding the DTSA
1. Why a federal act is considered necessary given that nearly all the states had adopted the Uniform Trade Secrets Act.
2. Given your response to question 1, give two advantages of using the DTSA over seeking relief in a state court.
3. What provision does the DTSA provide that, while expected to be rarely used,provides for injunctive relief for those trying to protect their trade secrets and what could this relief provide for in addition to cease and desist.
4. Does the DTSA override the current state statutes or is it to be used as another avenue of protection. When would it be appropriate to use DTSA rather than a state court.