Trade Secrets 2020: Analysis of the Year’s Key Cases & Trends
As increasing scrutiny was cast at the state and federal level on noncompetition agreements and other restrictive covenants, companies were forced to assess their ability to safeguard trade secret information. Not to mention the global pandemic, which changed the way many companies interact with their employees, and the way that employees, in turn, interact with company trade secrets.
Despite the challenges, litigation in the trade secrets space stayed strong, with increasingly high damages awards and even the risk of criminal charges. This white paper analyzes these and other issues in the trade secret space in 2020.