Category Archives: Trade Secrets

Court Declines to Issue Seizure Order under Defend Trade Secrets Act

As we previously reported, the federal Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) enacted last May includes a powerful ex parte seizure proceeding that allows courts in “extraordinary circumstances” to order the seizure of property necessary to prevent the immediate dissemination of trade secrets.

Last month, the Northern District of California issued one of the first (if not the first) decision on an ex parte seizure request under the new statute. … More