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trade secret

a secret formula, technique, process, etc., known and used to advantage by only one manufacturer
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The potential risks to the company if key employees who possess the know-how become ill or otherwise leave the company are often understated if the valuable proprietary information inherent in the know-how is not codified.
The survey asked respondents to provide relevant information on security practices, incidents of cyber attack/espionage and the financial damages associated with the cyber theft of their firm's proprietary information. The study reports that cyber-based global security incidents have increased by 48% between 2013 and 2014.
To what extent are systems and components trusted with respect to contractor proprietary information, copyrighted information or trade secrets that could limit or impede use or reuse?
"An AMO Firm shall not disclose to a third party any confidential or proprietary information without the client's prior written consent except when disclosure is required or compelled by applicable laws and regulations"
Shred all discarded documents that contain proprietary information. Embed all electronic documents with "confidential & proprietary" and stamp all hard copies similarly
Part I reviews the two types of legal protections that restrict employee knowledge: the widely accepted concept of trade secrets, and the emerging category of proprietary information. This Part then contrasts trade secrets, a statutorily defined category of information, with the broader, contractually based realm of proprietary information.
Readers will learn how to legally and ethically regulate employees' personal blogs that mention the company, protect trade secrets and other proprietary information, manage the legal and business exposure associated with corporate blogs, respond swiftly and effectively to blog assaults against the company, and much more.
The Association of Corporate Travel Executives is asking the government for better guidelines on laptops so corporations can re-evaluate their policies on traveling with proprietary information. Oct 24, 2006
By enhancing its security, Intercon hopes to attract a broader variety of potential customers, including government agencies, financial institutions and business entities concerned about losing proprietary information.
VISTS, a Korean version of MR-kun, So-net M3's proprietary information service, is available at MEDI GATE (http://www.medigate.net/), a portal website run by Medi C&C.
The most common forms of cyber attacks are viruses, unauthorized access and theft of proprietary information.
(5) There is no limit to the number or variety of forms of proprietary information that may be protected as trade secrets under this body of law.

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