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06/17/2013 In April 2012, the Second Circuit in United States v. Aleynikov reversed the defendant’s conviction under the Economic Espionage Act (EEA) holding that the misappropriated trade secrets were not sufficiently related to a product produced for or placed in interstate or foreign commerce, as required under Section 1832(a). The defendant, a former employee at [...]

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