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Why the Amrock Trade-Secrets Case Fell Apart

John Fund, National Review

Our growing digital economy and the fast turnover of employees in tech companies will inevitably bring more trade-secrets lawsuits. A Deloitte and Touche analysis showed two-thirds of Millennials expect to leave their current employer within three years. Some will inevitably take electronic documents and data with them and misuse them. A focus on the importance of protecting trade secrets is all well and good. Litigation abuses abound. Many involve attempts to shake down companies rather than redress honest grievances. Protect intellectual property, but not by sacrificing intellectual honesty in the courtroom.