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Trade Secret

Legally speaking, trade secrets are intellectual property that provides competitive advantage to you because those who could value from knowing the information, e.g., your competitors, do not know it. But what exactly is this information? How do you protect it? How do you make the critical decision about whether to employ patent protection (disclosing your invention to the world in exchange for the right to exclude others) versus trade secret protection (holding the secret closely to the vest for your exclusive use)?

As with the other elements of intellectual property, we are here to help you process through the important steps in making those decisions. Once disclosed, the secret is lost. It is a weighty decision whether to employ patent or trade secret protection. You can’t learn this stuff in a book. After many years of practice, we have valuable insights to help you. We will work with you to make the choice that best fits you, your organization, and your technology.