If your confidential and proprietary information has been stolen by another person or entity, you may be entitled to damages for violations of Montana’s Uniform Trade Secrets Act. “Trade secret” means information or computer software, including a pattern, compilation, program, device, method, technique, or process, that “(a) derives independent economic value, actual or potential, from not being generally known to, and not being readily ascertainable by proper means by, other persons who can obtain economic value from its disclosure or use; and (b) is the subject of efforts that are reasonable under the circumstances to maintain its secrecy.” See Mont. Code Ann. § 30-14-402. Any act done in violation of these provisions constitutes a violation of the Montana Uniform Trade Secrets Act.