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Just the Stats Please (Round II)! New Study Provides Statistical Snapshot of State Court Trade Secret Litigation

Last year, the Gonzaga Law Review published an exhaustive study of federal court trade secret litigation. This week, it published a companion study of state appellate court decisions involving trade secrets during the period between 1995 and 2009.

Among the state study’s more interesting findings are these:

  • “In the vast majority of trade secret cases, the alleged misappropriator was someone the trade secret owner knew. Specifically, the alleged misappropriator was an employee or a business partner 93% of the time in this state study.”
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