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Trade Secret News from the Hazel Team

Cautionary Tale: The General Counsel Unprepared to Answer Basic Trade Secret Questions

As CEOs become more aware of the value of trade secrets unprepared general counsels may find themselves facing more and more awkward questions.

What are the Reasonable Steps to Protecting Trade Secrets?

What are the reasonable steps to take in protecting trade secrets? Trade secrets are an important, but a transparent if not invisible part of a company’s IP portfolio, and their transparency makes it all too easy for companies to overlook their protection.

Can You Have Too Much Trade Secret Information?

Trade secret asset management requires skill and professional expertise, the kind of expertise that is used to protect other intellectual property assets.

Trade Secret Management in an Era of Open Innovation and Employee Mobility

Corporations are much more open now than they were in the past. This new era of openness calls for increasing rigor in the management of vital trade secret assets.

Insuring Corporate Trade Secrets

As companies increase their tracking and protection of valuable corporate trade secrets, insurance products will become more desired for these valuable corporate assets

The Growing Importance of Trade Secret Metadata

Companies must track their trade secret metadata. Yes, trade secrets are not registered, which makes it all the more important to track the metadata. Yes, trade secrets are secrets, and not keeping track of a secret is a great way to lose it.