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The New Federal Trade Secrets Act – Another Way to Protect Additive Manufacturing

June 6, 2016 published Bill Cass’ article, "The New Federal Trade Secrets Act – Another Way to Protect Additive Manufacturing," published on June 6, 2016. 

The Defend Trade Secret Act (DTSA), signed into law on May 11, 2016, provides companies their first opportunity to go directly to federal court to argue  trade secret cases. Though for decades trade secret laws remained exclusively in state law domain, the new law is expected to provide monetary and injunctive relief when trade secrets are stolen at a federal level. The Defend Trade Secrets Act provides a powerful new tool to protect a business’s intellectual property.  

An accomplished attorney, Bill’s diverse practice includes intellectual property, IP litigation, and products liability litigation. He also co-chairs the Additive Manufacturing Practice at Cantor Colburn. For nearly 30 years, he has tried cases in state and federal courts involving technology. As Co-Chair of Cantor Colburn’s Litigation Department for the last 15 years, he combines his extensive trial experience with his engineering education to present technically complex matters to judges and juries. He has also tried matters before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. His cases involve complex technology, including medical devices, circuitry, mechanical engineering, material science, chemistry, and computer software.

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