The Criminalization of the Theft of Trade Secrets:\ud An Analysis of the Economic Espionage Act

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Searle, Nicola;
(2012)
  • Publisher: Jerome Hall Law Library

This paper presents a law and economics assessment of how the elevation of the theft of trade secrets from civil malfeasance to a felony affects the incentives for both firms and potential thieves. The paper begins with theoretical analysis of the EEA and concludes with... View more
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    4. Chris Carr, Jack Morton & Jerry Furniss, The Economic Espionage Act: Bear Trap or Mouse Trap?, 8 TEX. INTELL. PROP. L.J. 159 (2000).

    5. See infra notes 42-57 and accompanying text.

    6. KEITH HODKINSON & MARTIN WASIK, INDUSTRIAL ESPIONAGE PROTECTION AND REMEDIES (1986).

    7. Josh Lerner, Using Litigation to Understand Trade Secrets: A Preliminary Exploration (Aug. 2006), available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=922520.

    8. See JOHN J. FIALKA, WAR BY OTHER MEANS: ECONOMIC ESPIONAGE IN AMERICA (1997).

    9. 18 U.S.C. §§ 1831-1839 (2006).

    10. Robbin J. Effron, Note, Secrets and Spies: Extraterritorial Applications of the Economic Espionage Act and the TRIPS Agreement, 78 N.Y.U. L. REV. 1475, 1485 (2003).

    11. Chris Carr & Larry Gorman, The Revictimization of Companies by the Stock Market Who Report Trade Secret Theft Under the Economic Espionage Act, 57 BUS. LAW. 25, 25-33 (2001).

    12. Carr et al., supra note 4; Carr & Gorman, supra note 11; HEDEIH NASHERI, ECONOMIC ESPIONAGE AND INDUSTRIAL SPYING (2005).

    13. FIALKA, supra note 8; Effron, supra note 10.

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