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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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Relative to trade secrecy, copyright protection allows greater employee mobility and permits interfirm transactions, and it avoids the problems associated with these goals in the trade secret regime resulting from the undisclosed nature of the information in that area.
the defects of tort-based theories of trade secrecy. "Commercial
(27) The exclusive rights in a patent are only valuable in comparison to the patent holder's next best alternative, which is trade secrecy. Patent protection lasts for a little less than twenty years, but trade secrecy lasts so long as the invention remains generally unknown--essentially, so long as it is not independently recreated or reverse engineered by another.
As discussed above, the incentives associated with trade secrecy are to allocate fewer resources to protection and appropriation of secret information.
substantiation information at the time a claim of trade secrecy is made
The two branches of intellectual property that condition liability on copying, trade secrecy and copyright, take different views.
He discusses the larger field of private rights and public goods in higher education; legal doctrines underlying intellectual property; trademark use and patenting and licensing activities in higher education, including issues related to licensing decisions, the enforcement of patent rights through infringement litigation, and university involvement in lobbying efforts related to patent law; issues related to copyright ownership on campus; brand-related trends in higher education, such as name changes, institutional slogans, and internet domain names, as well as how universities have taken over student-athletes' publicity rights and are using the concept of trade secrecy to build brands; and what can be done to deal with these problems.
This doctrine offers an additional defense to entities that elect to use trade secrecy to protect their intellectual property.
In this space, we have spent considerable time discussing the laws of trade secrecy. That's what us lawyers do--geek out on the law.
Part II, on intellectual property protection, offers ample coverage of copyright, patent, and trademark protection and trade secrecy, and Part III covers commercial exploitation of real world games and virtual worlds.
The current law of trade secrecy grew out of a need to hold third parties liable for misuse of information despite a lack of privity with the owner.
Certain trade secrecy licensing default rules may be adaptable to the licensing of personal data.