S.2267: Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2014

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about crime and law enforcement
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Sponsor Christopher A. Coons, D-Del.
Total Cosponsors 1 (All Republicans)
Introduced April 29, 2014
Latest Major Action April 29, 2014
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Bill Summary

Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2014 - Amends the federal criminal code to authorize an owner of a trade secret who is aggrieved by an act of economic espionage, theft of a trade secret, or misappropriation of a trade secret that is related to a product or service used in, or intended for use in, interstate or foreign commerce to bring a civil action under this Act (current law authorizes the Attorney General to bring a civil action to obtain injunctive relief against any violation of provisions regarding the protection of trade secrets).

Authorizes the court, based on an affidavit or verified complaint satisfying the requirements of this Act, upon ex parte application and if the court finds that issuing the order is necessary to prevent irreparable harm, to issue appropriate orders: (1) providing for the preservation of evidence in the civil action, including by making a copy of an electronic storage medium that contains the trade secret; (2) granting an injunction to prevent...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
April 29, 2014 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.