… This is the first in-depth empirical analysis of damages in trade secret cases in the US. From an original dataset developed from fifteen years of cases in federal courts, from 2000 to 2014, this Article analyzes the damages awarded on trade secret claims. In addition, a wide range of other variables are incorporated into the analysis, including those related to background court and jurisdiction information, the kinds of trade secrets at issue, background details about the parties, the related causes of action included with claims of trade secret misappropriation, and, of course, details about the damages awarded. This Article then disaggregates the data to reveal underlying trends, patterns, and questions deserving deeper exploration … (more)
Elizabeth A Rowe, ‘Unpacking Trade Secret Damages’, 55 Houston Law Review 155 (2017).