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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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anti-scale effects that make trade secrecy for datasets problematic.
and finally a quasi-status-quo reliance on trade secrecy.
intervention, but rather on trade secrecy in light of other policy
same general scope as trade secrecy, but not laws that serve
The roots of trade secrecy in slavery law were further evident in
34) The adoption of patent protection for tax planning strategies represents just such a transition, from a regime of confidentiality to a regime of strong exclusive rights--effectively from trade secrecy to patent.
This was a regime of weak property rights--innovators in tax planning had to either rely on trade secrecy or else let others use their innovations without compensation.
16) Trade Secrecy Claims for Emergency Planning and Community
202) At the time of the initial claim for trade secrecy, the
1983) (no injunction or other relief under employee nondisclosure agreements where plaintiff could not prove trade secrecy with reasonable efforts to maintain secrecy); Bone, supra note 5, at 282 (noting that contract enforcement against companies hiring ex-employees is likely to be insufficient).
MODIFIED TRADE SECRECY DEFAULT RULES FOR PROMOTING INFORMATION PRIVACY
Although trade secrecy and information privacy laws obviously differ in many significant respects, these laws nonetheless have at least three important interests in common: first, an interest in protecting the interest of the claimant to restrict access to and unauthorized uses of secret/private information; second, an interest in giving firms/individuals control over commercial exploitations of secret/private information; and third, an interest in setting and enforcing minimum standards of commercial morality.