There are only two elements to a misappropriation of trade secrets claim:  the existence of a trade secret, and its unauthorized dissemination, disclosure or use.  It is not necessary for the plaintiff to prove it was damaged or the defendant was unjustly enriched.  Those issues are relevant only to an award of damages or restitution.  Even absent damages or enrichment, the plaintiff may be awarded an injunction to return and not again disclose or use the trade secret.  Here, the trial court properly entered a permanent injunction against defendants after the jury found they had misappropriated plaintiff’s trade secret but had not damaged plaintiff or been unjustly enriched.  As the prevailing party on its misappropriation claim, plaintiff was entitled to and properly awarded attorney fees under the parties’ contractual attorneys fee clause.  However, the trial court erred in limiting the fee award to only 25% of the attorney fees that plaintiff had incurred (apparently on the ground that it prevailed on only one of four claims).  That mechanical approach did not properly take into proper account the extent to which the claims overlapped making discovery and preparation for one necessary for all.  The trial court also erred in excluding all discovery and discovery motion time–both of which might be reasonably necessary to prevailing on the misappropriation claim and securing a permanent injunction.  Since the agreement’s attorney fee clause allowed recovery of “expenses” as well as fees and costs, plaintiff was also entitled to recover its expert witness fees to the extent reasonably incurred in obtaining the permanent injunction.  However, expert witness fees are special damages which must be proven at trial and not by post trial motion.  In addition, a plaintiff in a misappropriation case may recover expert witness fees to excluding plaintiff’s evidence that it was damaged by sums it paid an expert to stop or mitigate the misappropriation, but not expert fees incurred in investigating to determine whether and how any misappropriation occurred.  To the extent the plaintiff recovered expert witness fees as damages, it might also recover punitive damages if the jury found that the misappropriation was willful and malicious.