Outside Publication

Reviewing the First Foreign Economic Espionage Cases

BNA Bloomberg

May 08, 2015

As part of BNA's Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal, Morgan Lewis attorneys review in detail the 10 cases prosecuted under the Economic Espionage Act related to foreign government espionage.

The Economic Espionage Act of 1996 (EEA) provides for the criminal prosecution of the theft or misappropriation of trade secrets. The statute was enacted to protect and promote national and economic security by filling in gaps under the law which previously allowed this conduct to go unpunished.

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