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Trade Secret News from the Hazel Team

European? Chinese? Japanese? Non-US Companies Face the US Defend Trade Secrets Act

Are you European and think the US Defend Trade Secrets Act doesn’t apply to your company? Guess Again. Here’s why.

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.

Do Your 2017 IP Plans Include Trade Secrets?

Secrets — In-house legal departments are making their plans for 2017 and many of them are contemplating a renewed emphasis on trade secrets. Managers who allocate at least some attention to trade secrets and trade secret asset management in their 2017 action plans may...

Does Your Trade Secret Program Measure Up? Take the London Business School Trade Secret Survey

Take the London Business School’s trade secret survey and find out how your company’s practices compare with other companies.

The Valuable Trade Secrets in Your Factory

The Valuable Trade Secrets in Your Factory

Secrets — Most factories are awash with useful know-how and valuable trade secrets! Trade secret asset management might have been historically neglected by many factory managers. However, increasing competition among companies worldwide places a premium on...

What are the Reasonable Steps to Protecting Trade Secrets?

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.