H. R. 2466
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
June 20, 2013
Ms. Lofgren introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
To amend title 18, United States Code to provide for strengthened protections against theft of trade secrets, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Private Right of Action Against Theft
of Trade Secrets Act of 2013
Strengthening protooecootion against theft of trade secrets
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.
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.