Is a Trade Secret Readily Ascertainable if it is in the Prior Art?
Since the passage of the Defend Trade Secret Protections Act (DTSA) in 2016, trade secret litigation has become more attractive. The DTSA provides a federal remedy in place of the scattershot approaches previously available under varying state laws. Often times, a trade secret claim will accompany a patent assertion.
More recently courts are beginning to consider the impact of a given trade secret being in the prior art, akin to patent validity analyses.
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