Some highlights regarding Israeli and foreign trade secrets
Trade secrets in Israel are covered by the 1999 Commercial Torts Law.
A trade secret is defined as providing an advantage over competitors and requiring reasonable efforts at secrecy.
Disclosure of a trade secret is not prohibited, only”unlawful” use is a violation of the Law.
The reader may wish to read this article that compares between Israel and United States regarding trade secrets.
Since the article is from 1999, it relates to the USTA (Uniform Trade Secrets Act), though the states laws are apparently not quite uniform, the USTA being approved by only 48 states, and wherein California and some other states have a draconian requirement that a trade secret plaintiff describe its trade secrets with particularity, see this article
As of May 2016, the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA) is in effect.
According to the article 2 above, “the DTSA uses a similar definition of trade secrets, and a three-year statute of limitations, and it authorizes remedies similar to those found in current state laws”, but litigation under the DTSA is expected to proceed much more smoothly due to a lighter workload at the federal courts. According to Brian Dies, see the following article, “Access to the federal courts provides trade secret owners with a forum that may be better suited to address complex discovery issues and one that may have better rules in place regarding expert witness disclosures and admissibility.”