Jonathan L. Shapiro, an Associate in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice, in the firm’s New York office, authored a Q&A guide in Thomson Reuters Practical Law, titled “Trade Secret Laws: Massachusetts.”
Following is an excerpt (see below to download the full version in PDF format):
Massachusetts has not adopted a version of the model Uniform Trade Secrets Act. Instead, trade secrets are protected by a blend of statutory and common law.
Under the Massachusetts statutes regulating trade secrets, a defendant may be held liable for certain acts towards another person or corporation’s trade secret including:
- Unlawful taking.
- Using fraud or deception to obtain it.