is a partner with Winston & Strawn, LLP, and is the co-chair of the firm’s intellectual property practice, managing partner of the Silicon Valley office, and is also resident in Los Angeles. Mr. Enzminger focuses his practice on technology litigation, emphasizing patent, trade secret, trademark, and antitrust matters. Mr. Enzminger’s extensive experience handling complex patent and trade infringement cases in state and federal courts for clients in the telecommunications, computer hardware and software, and manufacturing industries earned him recognition among the Daily Journal’s “Top 100 Lawyers in California” and as one of the “Top 75 California IP Litigators” in 2013. For more information or to contact Mr. Enzminger please visit his firm profile page.
The DTSA amends the federal Economic Espionage Act of 1996 to create, for the first time, a federal civil remedy for the misappropriation of trade secrets. This new law provides a clear path to enforce trade secret rights in federal court. Proponents of the DTSA argue that this will lead to more uniformity and predictability in applicable standards. However, that remains to be seen. The DTSA does not preempt any existing state laws governing trade secret enforcement. Accordingly, to the extent that state laws differ from each other and the DTSA, the differences will likely persist despite the new federal scheme.