Trade secret is now governed by Federal law rather than state law. This is a major shift in trade secret law. Further, compared to changes we have seen in U.S. patent law, the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA), signed by President Obama on May 12, 2016, passed with little controversy.
See Professor Dennis Crouch's [Updated] Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016: Markup and Commentary for a marked up version and series of articles on DTSA.
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