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H.R. 2466 (113th): Private Right of Action Against Theft of Trade Secrets Act of 2013

The text of the bill below is as of Jun 20, 2013 (Introduced).


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113th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2466

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 20, 2013

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

To amend title 18, United States Code to provide for strengthened protections against theft of trade secrets, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Private Right of Action Against Theft of Trade Secrets Act of 2013 .

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Strengthening protooecootion against theft of trade secrets

Section 1832 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by inserting after subsection (b) the following:

(c)

Any person who suffers injury by reason of a violation of this section may maintain a civil action against the violator to obtain appropriate compensatory damages and injunctive relief or other equitable relief. No action may be brought under this subsection unless such action is begun within 2 years of the date of the act complained of or the date of the discovery of the damage.

(d)

For purposes of this section, the term without authorization shall not mean independent derivation or working backwards from a lawfully obtained known product or service to divine the process which aided its development or manufacture.

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