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THEFT OF TRADE SECRETS: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


Q. What is theft of trade secrets?
A.
Whoever with intent to deprive or withhold from the owner from the owner thereof the control of the trade secret, or with intent to appropriate a trade secret to his or her own use or the use of another not the owner, and without authority of the owner. Wisconsin State Statute 943.205(1)


Q. For example my employee stole a copy of the company blueprints regarding a boat design and is now offering to sale the blueprints to our competitors. What should I do?
A.
Contact your district station.