Along with patents, trademarks, and copyright, there is another form of intellectual property. This one isn’t administered by the federal government, because the entire point is keeping it secret. These are trade secrets, and they are any information that has value to your business because it is not known. The defensive part of protecting this information is up to the owner, but the enforcement part takes place in the courts, just like patents, trademarks, and copyright. To learn more, this upcoming seminar from the USPTO looks like a great place to start! From the USPTO announcement:
Register now to attend, opens a new window the September 19 USPTO program, “Trending Issues in Trade Secrets: 2019.”
This free, day-long seminar will feature informative presentations by leading government, judicial, and industry experts in the field of trade secret protection.
The program will also be available for viewing remotely via LiveStream. See the registration page, opens a new window for more details.