Obama Signs Theft of Trade Secrets Clarification Act into Law

On December 28th, 2012, President Barack Obama signed the Theft of Trade Secrets Clarification Act of 2012 ("Clarification Act") into law.

As previously discussed on TSI, the law (which passed unanimously in the House and Senate) was passed in response to the Second Circuit's controversial decision in United States v. Aleynikov. The Clarification Act broadens the EEA’s reach by striking the relevant language in § 1832(a) (i.e. ‘‘or included in a product that is produced for or placed in’’) and inserting ‘‘a product or service used in or intended for use in’’.