Protection very limited, because only protects from unauthorized disclosure and misappropriation,
lost of protection occurs upon failure to maintain secrecy, or
if secret independently discovered, becomes released or otherwise becomes generally known.
Trade secrets do not expire – protection continues until discovery or loss.
Enjoin misappropriation, order parties to take steps to maintain secrecy, as well as order payment of a royalty to the owner, award damages, court costs and reasonable attorneys’ fees.