Saturday, February 23, 2013

Discovery of Trade Secrets

Assertion of the trade secret privilege.

The party resisting discovery must establish that the information is a trade secret.  The burden then shifts to the requesting party to establish that the information is necessary for a fair adjudication of its claims. If the requesting party meets this burden, the trial court should ordinarily compel disclosure of the information, subject to an appropriate protective order.  See In re Cont'l Gen. Tire, 979 S.W.2d 609, 613 (Tex. 1998).

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