Please Protect Your Intellectual Property – Part V: Trade Secrets

THIS IS THE FIFTH IN A FIVE PART SERIES ON INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY.

“What’s a trade secret? Does such a thing apply to me and my business?” Most likely the answer is yes!

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office says that trade secrets are:

information that companies keep secret to give them an advantage over their competitors. Trade secrets consist of information and can include a formula, pattern, compilation, program, device, method, technique or process. To meet the most common definition of a trade secret, it must be used in business, and give an opportunity to obtain an economic advantage over competitors who do not know or use it.

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Please Protect Your Intellectual Property – Part I: Overview

THIS IS THE FIRST IN A FIVE PART SERIES ON INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY.

Entrepreneurs need to protect their intellectual property. But first you need to identify your intellectual property, so, what is intellectual property? The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office says that Intellectual property (IP) is “creations of the mind: creative works or ideas embodied in a form that can be shared or can enable others to recreate, emulate, or manufacture them.”

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