by David Cohen and Donal O’Connell Trade Secrets: While the laws governing trade secrets differ slightly from country-to-country, common among nearly all these laws is that a trade secret is any information that is: Not generally known to the relevant business circles or to the public. The information should also not be readily accessible. Confers […]
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At first blush an audit sounds expensive, distracting and unnecessary. Let’s face it, we live in the age of the long tail. Over the past few years, things people would have previously given only a remote chance of coming to pass seem to be happening on a regular basis. What’s more, the pace of change […]
As we have discussed elsewhere, a trade secret audit or assessment is vital if a company is to protect itself during the outsourced manufacturing process. [See these articles: Trade Secret Audits – Why Bother? ; You’ve Decided to Conduct a Trade Secret Audit. Now What?; You’ve Decided to Conduct a Trade Secret Audit. Now What? […]
Donal O’Connell and I are very pleased to announce that Practical Law of Westlaw / Thomson Reuters has published a Practice Note of ours related to trade secret valuation. Click below to view the Practice Note in its entirety.
Donal O’Connell and I are very pleased to announce that Practical Law of Westlaw / Thomson Reuters has published a Practice Note of ours related to trade secret audits. Click below to view the Practice Note in its entirety.
Last time, I discussed outsourced manufacturing as well as the process and personnel. Now, I continue the discussion by exploring control over transactions and products as it relates to IP protection. Establishing and Maintaining Oversight Requiring the manufacturer to maintain a designated facility for all work involving the transaction can reduce the risk of violations […]
Donal O’Connell and I are very pleased to announce that Practical Law of Westlaw/Thomson Reuters has published two notes of ours on trade secrets. One note relates to Trade Secret audits and another relates to Trade Secret valuations.
After a period of skeptical acquiescence, anti-trust regulators seem to have come around and embraced patent pools for standard essential patents (SEPs.) The European Commission, no slouch when it comes to regulating SEPs, even remarked that the creation of patent pools “should be encouraged.” Indeed, one recent study purporting to be the first to […]
After deciding on the basic corporate or contractual structure, the company should decide how best to strategically divide the manufacturing process. In the outsourced manufacturing context, the best process involves not only efficient manufacture, but also the most effective process to mitigate potential trade secret risks.
A few days ago, in a federal court in Chicago gave a manufacturer some tough love about trade secret law. In the case, the long time president of a the plaintiff left to start a competing business and took a flash drive with him that included information about his former company’s pricing, customers, and suppliers. […]