Could The Economic Espionage Act Soon Include A Private Right Of Action?

Earlier this week, senators from Delaware (Chris Coons, Democrat) and Utah (Orrin Hatch, Republican) introduced the Defend Trade Secrets Act which would create a private right of action for individuals and private companies to sue for theft of trade secrets in federal court. Despite failed attempts to introduce similar legislation in the past, both senators are confident that this bill will fair better than its predecessors; they are hoping that bipartisan support for the Defend Trade Secrets Act will carry it all the way to the President’s desk.