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Lex Machina’s 2020 Trade Secret Litigation Report looks at trends and insights spanning the last decade. The practice of Trade Secret law is evolving in the wake of the Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA), and looking at the past 10 years of data gives practitioners strategic insights in this unique area of the law. This report features Federal District Court data from 2010 to 2019 with a focus on 2019.

The report covers the following analytics:

  • Case Filings
  • Top Districts and Judges
  • Most Active Plaintiffs
  • Top Law Firms
  • Case Timing
  • Injunctive Relief
  • Case Resolutions and Findings
  • Damages Awards
This report presents data from Lex Machina’s Legal Analytics platform. Using machine learning and technology-assisted attorney review, raw data is extracted from PACER (Public Access to Court Electronic Records), which contains documents from Federal District Court. The raw data is then cleaned, tagged, structured, and loaded into Lex Machina’s proprietary platform. This report is prepared by the Lex Machina Product Team using charts and graphs from the platform. Commentary is provided by Lex Machina’s legal experts.