Trade secrets can be key to giving businesses an edge in their fields. Confidential techniques, formulas, recipes, and business practices, among other forms of commercially valuable information, can be kept as trade secrets. Keeping such information secret from competitors makes it valuable, and legislation such as the federal Uniform Trade Secrets Act (UTSA) and Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) helps business owners protect against the misappropriation of proprietary information.
A case brought against Google, Inc. in October of last year, Attia et al. v. Google LLC et al., Case No. 5:17-cv-06037