Terms Used In Louisiana Revised Statutes > Title 51 > Chapter 13-A - Uniform Trade Secrets Act
- Chambers: A judge's office.
- Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
- Existing high rise buildings: means any building having floor surfaces used for human occupation located more than seventy-five feet above the lowest level of fire department vehicle access constructed before January 1, 1975. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 40:1642
- Fire protection sprinkler system: means a system of overhead piping designed in accordance with fire protection engineering standards. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 40:1642
- Improper means: includes theft, bribery, misrepresentation, breach, or inducement of a breach of a duty to maintain secrecy, or espionage through electronic or other means. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 51:1431
- Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
- Master plan: means a specific scheme or plan detailing the number of floors, total square footage, present occupancy and a proposed completion date of each phase and completion date of total compliance with the requirement of this Subpart. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 40:1642
- Misappropriation: means :
(a) acquisition of a trade secret of another by a person who knows or has reason to know that the trade secret was acquired by improper means; or
(b) disclosure or use of a trade secret of another without express or implied consent by a person who:
(i) used improper means to acquire knowledge of the trade secret; or
(ii) at the time of disclosure or use, knew or had reason to know that his knowledge of the trade secret was:
(aa) derived from or through a person who had utilized improper means to acquire it;
(bb) acquired under circumstances giving rise to a duty to maintain its secrecy or limit its use; or
(cc) derived from or through a person who owed a duty to the person seeking relief to maintain its secrecy or limit its use; or
(iii) before a material change of his position, knew or had reason to know that it was a trade secret and that knowledge of it had been acquired by accident or mistake. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 51:1431
- Person: means a natural person, corporation, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, association, joint venture, government, governmental subdivision or agency, or any other legal or commercial entity. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 51:1431
- Person: means an individual, association, joint venture, partnership, corporation, limited liability company, political subdivision, municipality, or public or private organization of any character, including any agency, department, board, bureau, office, commission, district, corporation, and quasi-public corporation of the federal, state, municipal, or local government. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 40:1615
- Testing: means calibration testing, conformance testing, or fixed system testing. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 40:1615
- Trade secret: means information, including a formula, pattern, compilation, program, device, method, technique, or process, that:
(a) derives independent economic value, actual or potential, from not being generally known to and not being readily ascertainable by proper means by other persons who can obtain economic value from its disclosure or use, and
(b) is the subject of efforts that are reasonable under the circumstances to maintain its secrecy. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 51:1431
- Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.