Combating IP Theft Using Unfair Competition Law

, New York Law Journal


David J. Kappos, a partner at Cravath, Swaine & Moore, and Gregory R. Baden, an associate with the firm, write: The typical headline - theft of intellectual property threatens U.S. companies - causes many to think of media reports about patent lawsuits or pirated music and movies. But there is another form of intellectual property theft that poses a great threat to American businesses while receiving far fewer headlines: the rampant theft of information technology by overseas competitors.

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