The Trade Secrets Committee of the State Bar of Texas formed a Working Group with the Business Law Section to explore possible changes to the Texas Uniform Trade Secrets Act (TUTSA) in light of the federal government’s passage of the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA). In order to jump start discussions, my colleague Joe Cleveland and I created an amended version of TUTSA that attempted to incorporate DTSA’s changes to trade secret law. After study, the Working Group determined that most of DTSA’s changes did not warrant incorporation into TUTSA. Nevertheless, it is interesting to explore what a combined TUTSA and DTSA might look like: TUTSA_with_DTSA_Redlines.
Stay tuned for more information on the Working Group’s recommendations to changes to TUTSA.