Prosecutors Seek Guidance in Battle Against Cyber Theft

Second Circuit's 'Agrawal' decision could provide answers.

, New York Law Journal

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Cravath, Swaine & Moore partner Benjamin Gruenstein writes: At a time when prosecutors are sounding the alarm about the increasing risks of cyber crimes, the Second Circuit in 'United States v. Aleynikov' appeared to limit the reach of two of the statutory tools available to combat the theft of computer trade secrets. However, much remains to be learned about to what extent these statutes have in fact been narrowed, and a decision likely to be handed down in the coming months will likely provide much needed guidance.

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