The flow of information is not stopped by borders. The World Wide Web is global, hackers can as easily attack computer systems abroad as they can domestically, cross-border-cooperation is as commonplace as it is risky, and employee mobility also means that former employees can be enticed to disclose secrets of their former employers to a competitor in another country. In all these cases, a court faced with a claim for trade secret misappropriation must decide whether it has jurisdiction to adjudicate the dispute and determine the applicable law.
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