News from AGG’s International Business Practice

AGG Partner Michael E. Burke, a specialist in export controls with Arnall Golden Gregory’s International Business and Global Logistics and Transportation practices, has authored an AGG Client Alert with important information regarding how to use Section 337 to mitigate losses from Intellectual Property or Trade Secret theft. 

A Measure of Self-Help Against Cyber Attacks: Using Section 337 to Mitigate Losses from Intellectual Property or Trade Secret Theft
On February 20, 2013, the White House said it is taking action to stem the threat to American businesses from cyber attacks, including hacking directed by foreign governments. This effort is partly in response to a report from the cybersecurity firm Mandiant that described how a hacking collective with ties to the Chinese military has stolen sensitive data from at least 141 U.S. businesses since 2006. Cyber attacks on U.S. companies originate from many jurisdictions in addition to China. In fact, it is estimated that U.S. companies suffered losses in 2012, including amounts from revenue lost to infringing products, of more than $300 billion. Much of that loss is the result of the theft of trade secrets and intellectual property through cyber attacks. Please click 
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For more information, please contact:

Michael E. Burke
202.677.4046 direct