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Intellectual Property Frequently Asked Questions – Volume 3: Trade Secrets

FAQ Series Continues… Intellectual Property Law can be a very confusing topic of conversation with clients, businesses, and friends. Today we are covering our third topic in our recurring Frequently Asked Questions series. Trade Secrets. What is a trade secret? 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 […]

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The Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act: Thoughts for Employers and Business Owners

Original article posted on the Marks Gray Blog on June 15, 2016, here. In May 2016, President Obama signed into law the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA or Act).  The Act brings the federal protection of trade secrets on par with corresponding laws that apply to the other pillars of intellectual property, copyrights, patents, and trademarks. What is a trade secret –   The Act broadly defines “trade secret”: (3) the term “trade secret” means all […]

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