In enacting the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA), 18 U.S.C. § 1833, Congress “intended the DTSA to apply in substantially the same way as the states’ trade secrets laws, but with a much broader geographic and jurisdictional reach.” Brand Energy & Infrastructure Servs. v. Irex Contracting Grp., 2017 WL 1105648, at *7 (E.D. Pa. 2017); See also Source Prod. & Equip. Co., Inc. v. Schehr, 2017 WL 3721543, at *2 (E.D. La. 2017) (“[B]oth the House and Senate committee reports suggest that the DTSA largely conforms with state trade secrets law. . . . Thus, existing state law on trade secrets informs the Court’s application of the DTSA.”; citation omitted); Heather Brown, “Cloud Computing Technology: Providing a Safer Way for Businesses to Protect Trade Secrets under The Defend Trade Secrets Act,” 21 U.S.F. Intell. Prop. & Tech. L.J. 79, 86 (Congress wanted the DTSA to “align closely with the [Uniform Trade Secrets Act]”).
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