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The federal Defend Trade Secrets Act is a new law giving companies federal court remedies for employee trade secret violations. The Act allows recovery of exemplary (double) damages and attorneys’ fees in certain circumstances. The best way to protect trade secrets is to have procedural protections in place to prevent misappropriation in the first place. However, the Defend Trade Secrets Act is a powerful new weapon to halt misappropriation and to obtain damages for misappropriation. Read the entire article by Matt Robinson here.