CHAPTER 31. THEFT
§ 31.05. THEFT OF TRADE SECRETS.
(a) For purposes of this section:
(1) "Article" means any object, material, device, or
substance or any copy thereof, including a writing, recording,
drawing, sample, specimen, prototype, model, photograph,
microorganism, blueprint, or map.
(2) "Copy" means a facsimile, replica, photograph, or
other reproduction of an article or a note, drawing, or sketch made
of or from an article.
(3) "Representing" means describing, depicting,
containing, constituting, reflecting, or recording.
(4) "Trade secret" means the whole or any part of any
scientific or technical information, design, process, procedure,
formula, or improvement that has value and that the owner has taken
measures to prevent from becoming available to persons other than
those selected by the owner to have access for limited purposes.
(b) A person commits an offense if, without the owner's
effective consent, he knowingly:
(1) steals a trade secret;
(2) makes a copy of an article representing a trade
(3) communicates or transmits a trade secret.
(c) An offense under this section is a felony of the third