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Trade Secrets - Pingitore

Publish Date/Time: 
August 14, 2013

(Week 1) August 27

1. Introduction and overview 

Restatement Approach—Restatement readings found in R. M. Milgrim, Milgrim on Trade Secrets, Section 1.01[1]

Restatement (First) of Torts Section 757 and comment (a) (1939)—Rationale

Restatement (First) of Torts Section 757 comment (b) (1939)—Definition of Trade Secret and Secrecy

Ashland Management Inc. v. C. Christopher Janien, 624 N.E. 2d 1007 (N.Y. 1993)

SI Handling Systems, Inc. v. Heisley, 753 F. 2d 1244, 1255 (3rd Cir. 1985)

Uniform Trade Secrets Act (1979) (USTA)

Milgrim on Trade Secrets Section 1.01 [2] [a] and [b]—contains text of USTA and comments of National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws. Read Section 1, Definitions and Commissioner’s comments. 


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