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“Trade Secrets Venue Considerations,” American Bar Association, Section of Litigation’s Intellectual Property Litigation Newsletter

In this article, lawyers Daixi Xu and Brent Caslin discuss the importance of venue selection in trade secrets disputes.

“Indeed, the options available in any case start with a fact-dependent jurisdictional analysis that will be particular to the dispute,” the authors write. “But there are a number of common issues that arise in the consideration of venue for most trade secrets disputes, and this article attempts to address them.”

These issues include a venue’s case management sophistication, ability to issue emergency relief, interpretation of the Uniform Trade Secrets and Defend Trade Secrets Acts, and application of differing state laws, among others.