Public Employees' Chemical Right To Know Act Page 31


against one who is subject to liability under the rule stated in this section. Thus, if the
secret consists of a device or process which is a novel invention, one who acquires the
secret wrongfully is ordinarily enjoined from further use of it and is required to account for
the profits derived from his past use. If, on the other hand, the secret consists of
mechanical improvements that a good mechanic can make without resort to the secret,
the wrongdoer's liability may be limited to damages, and an injunction against, future use
of the improvements made with the aid of the secret may be inappropriate.


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