Journal of Intellectual Property Law


Trade secret theft from foreign and domestic competitors continue to siphon technological advances from United States businesses. This siphoning erodes America's competitive advantage in the global marketplace; however, this note argues that recent Congressional legislation that attempts to strengthen trade secret protection actually harms America's competitive advantage. This note argues for Congress to repeal its trade secret protection, because trade secret law,a s currently applied, fails to deter trade secret theft and fails to protect American business interests domestically or abroad, and yet actually harms domestic innovation.