Senator Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, was present when President Obama signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act into law on May 11. The new law will now allow businesses to sue others in federal court for misappropriating intellectual property and trade secrets. Before the law went into effect, the lawsuits were only allowed in state courts.
Athletic shoes are big business in the country. Manufacturers go to great lengths to create shoes with unique features to improve the performance and comfort of their shoes as well as to create designs that help their products stand out.