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But You Didn’t Know About It So You Shouldn’t Disclose It….

Posted in IP, Patents, Trade Secrets

An issue that we have dealt with over the years is whether information disclosed in a published patent application can be claimed as a trade secret. The argument is that although the information is in the public domain, the receiving party would never have found it. The Fifth Circuit recently addressed this issue. Read a good discussion of… Continue Reading