The federal Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (18 USC 1831 et seq.) proscribes the wrongful acquisition, disclosure or use of a trade secret without the owner’s permission.  Unlike the Uniform Trade Secrets Act, the DTSA does not contain a provision expressly disallowing claims for continued unpermitted use of the trade secret after the DTSA’s enactment, if the use began before its enactment.  From Congress’ decision not to adopt the UTSA model in this regard, this decision concludes that Congress intended to allow claims for continued unpermitted use after the DTSA became effective.  Nevertheless, here plaintiff loses because the trade secret lost its trade secret status when Google, with plaintiff’s permission, disclosed the trade secret in a patent application four years before the DTSA became effective.  Disclosure in a patent application extinguishes a trade secret.  Since the trade secret did not still exist when the DTSA was enacted, plaintiff could not state a viable claim under the DTSA for continuing unpermitted use after that statute’s enactment.