18 U.S.C. § 1839 : US Code - Section 1839: Definitions

      As used in this chapter - 
        (1) the term "foreign instrumentality" means any agency,
      bureau, ministry, component, institution, association, or any
      legal, commercial, or business organization, corporation, firm,
      or entity that is substantially owned, controlled, sponsored,
      commanded, managed, or dominated by a foreign government;
        (2) the term "foreign agent" means any officer, employee,
      proxy, servant, delegate, or representative of a foreign
        (3) the term "trade secret" means all forms and types of
      financial, business, scientific, technical, economic, or
      engineering information, including patterns, plans, compilations,
      program devices, formulas, designs, prototypes, methods,
      techniques, processes, procedures, programs, or codes, whether
      tangible or intangible, and whether or how stored, compiled, or
      memorialized physically, electronically, graphically,
      photographically, or in writing if - 
          (A) the owner thereof has taken reasonable measures to keep
        such information secret; and
          (B) the information derives independent economic value,
        actual or potential, from not being generally known to, and not
        being readily ascertainable through proper means by, the
        public; and

        (4) the term "owner", with respect to a trade secret, means the
      person or entity in whom or in which rightful legal or equitable
      title to, or license in, the trade secret is reposed.