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The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) estimates that every year billions of U.S. dollars are lost to foreign and domestic competitors through corporate espionage leading to the theft of valuable trade secrets. Resources from the top levels of the U.S. government are focusing on this growing problem. Last year the White House issued a report outlining a new strategic plan to combat trade secret theft from U.S. businesses, stating that “[t]rade secret theft threatens American businesses, undermines national security, and places the security of the U.S. economy in jeopardy.”