• Has the DTSA Changed Trade Secret Litigation in New York?
  • March 30, 2017 | Author: Robert S. Friedman
  • Law Firm: Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP - New York Office
  • The short answer is, “not much—yet.” In May 2016, the federal Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) was enacted to much fanfare (at least in the legal community). The bipartisan effort was hailed as a sea change in protecting businesses from trade secret theft and elevating trade secret protection to federal question jurisdiction, similar to patents, trademarks and copyrights. The impact of the DTSA was anticipated to be greater in New York than in other states, because New York remains one of only two states (with Massachusetts) that has not enacted or followed the Uniform Trade Secrets Act (UTSA), on which the DTSA is based.