Trade Secret Theft Suits in China Have Only a 14% Win Rate.
This article has nice summary of the situation in China. I agree that part of the reason for the low success rate is the newness of the laws and resultant inexperience of most practitioners, as well as the difficulties under Chinese evidentiary law in getting usable evidence.
That said, as the author rightly notes, in China as elsewhere, implementing appropriate preventative measures to prevent theft and to actually prove that the trade secret was in fact “Secret” is key to a successful case.
Another reason why trade secret audits make sense…