Employees Responsible for 85% of Trade Secret Theft

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Trade secret theft by employees is a serious and growing problem in the U.S. According to an analysis of federal court cases, 85% of such theft is committed by employees or business partners. And while that’s disturbing enough, there’s been a significant escalation in the number of trade secret thefts over the years: cases doubled from 1988 to 1995 and again from 1995 to 2004, and they are on track to double yet again in the next few years. According to a study by PricewaterhouseCoopers, suits brought against former employees over restrictive covenant agreements increased 60% in the 10 years…
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