Jenner & Block

Co-author, Understanding and Litigating Trade Secrets Under Illinois Law: An Outline For Analyzing The Statutory And Common Law Of Trade Secrets In Illinois, Jenner & Block Practice Series 2009

This outline discusses the complex body of Illinois statutory and decisional case law addressing the protection of confidential and trade secret information, including the Illinois Trade Secrets Act (which was modeled after the Uniform Trade Secrets Act).  The outline covers what can be protected as a trade secret and how to protect it; what constitutes the misappropriation of a trade secret; what triggers liability in the use of a potential trade secret; and the remedies available under the ITSA.  Practice tips and procedural issues unique to trade secret claims are also discussed, including causes of action available in addition to those in the ITSA, and their relation to each other.  The outline concludes with a discussion of insurance coverage issues relating to trade secret misappropriation.
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