Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Narrows Scope of Federal Laws Protecting Trade Secrets

intellectualpropertyrightsOn April 11, 2012, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued a much anticipated opinion explaining the reasons that it vacated the conviction of former Goldman Sachs’ programmer, Sergey Aleynikov, under the federal National Stolen Property Act1 (“NSPA”) and the federal Economic Espionage Act2 (“EEA”).

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