Trade Secret Protection Programs

For many companies, state trade secret protection laws have become a preferred form of intellectual property protection, even in cases where the subject matter (i.e., inventions) might otherwise be eligible for patent protection.  In order to achieve and maintain the maximum value from their trade secrets companies must establish a trade secret program.  In this report I discuss some of the basic elements of such a program and provide an example of a corporate statement on the subject that can be used as a guideline for establishing procedures and training purposes.

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