Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act clears the Senate: Is the uniform act on life support?

Peter Menell quoted in Lexology, April 11, 2016

Of critical importance to several senators was the thoughtful consideration of the interplay between trade secret protection and illegal activity unearthed by employees. As noted by Professor Peter Menell of the UC Berkeley School of Law, “[t]he same routine non-disclosure agreements that are essential to safeguarding trade secrets can be and are used to chill those in the best position to reveal illegal activity.”