The law also allows a company to seek an ex parte order seizing property in extraordinary circumstances. The applicant for a seizure remedy must establish several factors, including a showing that a temporary restraining order (TRO) would be inadequate and that immediate and irreparable injury will occur if seizure is not ordered. In addition, a plaintiff may seek injunctive relief and claim actual damages plus unjust enrichment or, in the alternative, damages measured by a reasonable royalty.
The new law provides for heightened criminal penalties. However, the law also provides immunity for whistleblowers—an individual may not be held civilly or criminally liable for the disclosure of a trade secret in confidence to federal, state, or local government entities. Employers are required to include notice of the whistleblower immunity in any contracts with individual employees, contractors, or consultants that govern the use of trade secret information.
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