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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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Although DTSA is expressly modeled after UTSA and is not intended to preempt state trade secret laws, there are several important differences between DTSA and the UTSA framework.
The rules of trade secret law began to change in 1981 with the
adopt a comprehensive, federal trade secret law in order to promote
of Florida) introduce law students, attorneys, and business professionals to trade secret law under common law and the Uniform Trade Secrets Act.
problematic; the label fits awkwardly, trade secret law itself concerns
patent laws and other industrialized countries; (2) the effect of prior user rights on innovation rates; (3) the correlation between prior user rights and start-up enterprises (4) the effect of prior user rights on small businesses, universities, and individual inventors; (5) legal and constitutional issues with placing trade secret law in patent law; and (6) whether or not the change to a first-to-file patent system creates any particular need for prior user rights.
This special issue contains nine papers; the last paper has a great discussion of trade secret law and its impacts on IS Education.
While the Supreme Court has made no recent statements regarding summary judgment and trade secret law, the circuit courts generally have held that judges should be quite hesitant to dismiss plaintiffs' trade secret claims at the summary judgment stage.
14) The main thrust of the justification is that other forms of protection, primarily trade secret law, are too weak and that noncompetes are necessary to supplement IP rights, or as an alternative to these rights.