Re: "Stealing trade secrets"?
"Normally theft involves taking something with the intent of permanently depriving the owner of it"
Is that really the case though? I think that the intent of a thief is to gain access to the stolen item (e.g: to sell). Depriving the original owner of that item is an unavoidable byproduct of the item being physical. In cases like this the intent is the same, but the byproduct can be avoided.