Trade secrets 1990 309 pages 9780887599736 Law Society of Upper Canada, 1990 Roger T. Hughes, Law Society of Upper Canada Why do we have trade secrets, trade secrets are curious anomalies in intellectual property law. They are arguably the most important and most litigated form of intellectual property, 4 yet they have recently been called parasitic 5 and the leading economic analysis claims that there is no law of trade. Trade secrets: renaming and mislabeling of seafood, as the global trade and market for seafood has grown, so have the twin problems of renaming and mislabeling. Resource scarcity, the potential for greater profits, and weak legislation have all encouraged incorrect labeling, the results of which include consumer. Trade secrets and information sharing, if trade secrets are weakly protected by law, firms risk losing their valuable information when employees are hired by competitors. It may therefore be optimal to limit the number of employees who share the trade secrets even if it reduces the firm's productive efficiency. The constitutional protection of trade secrets under the takings clause, the field of intellectual property is a growth industry that may, for all I know, involve an unintended consequence of Moore's Law in that the number of published articles in the field doubles on average every eighteen months. Most of that increased effort has been devoted. Intellectual property institutions and the panda's thumb: Patents, copyrights, and trade secrets in economic theory and history, the laws and administrative procedures concerned with intellectual property have once again emerged as a topic of widespread and intense discussion in this country and abroad. Many forces have converged to thrust the subject into the spotlight (see, eg, Office. The strategic analysis of intangible resources, intangible resources range from the intellectual property rights of patents, trademarks, copyright and registered design; through contracts; trade secrets; public knowledge such as scientific works; to the people dependent, or subjective resources of know-how; networks. The Uniform Trade Secrets Act: The States' Response, the development and utilization of new technology is a major component of business success. The ability to sustain investment in research and development in a competitive environment is dependent to a large extent upon a company's ability to protect its proprietary. Property rights in trade secrets, ideas are among the most valuable resources in society. Yet, because of their elusive nature, property rights in ideas are notoriously difficult to delineate and enforce. Interestingly enough, even though economists in general subscribe to the view that definition. Secrecy and Unaccountability: Trade Secrets in Our Public Infrastructure, trade secrecy the intellectual property doctrine that allows businesses to keep commercially valuable information secret for a potentially unlimited amount of time is increasingly intruding in the operation of our public infrastructure, including voting machines. Developing a model for managing intellectual capital, codified business knowledge is definable and can be protected by the legal system, whether as trade secrets, patents, copyrights, or semiconductor masks. If not protected by intellectual property law, codified information is often easy to imitate. Should I keep a secret? The effects of trade secret protection procedures on employees' obligations to protect trade secrets, organizations' trade secrets (which can be chemical formulae, recipes, customer files, machinery designs, or many other types of information) are often valuable, enduring sources of competitive advantage. In this study, the influence of organizations' formal efforts to protect. Patents vs. trade secrets: Knowledge licensing and spillover, we develop a model of two-stage cumulative research and development (R&D), in which one research unit (RU) with an innovative idea bargains to license its nonverifiable interim knowledge exclusively to one of two competing development units (DUs. Working Knowledge: Trade Secrets, Restrictive Covenants in Employment, and the Rise of Corporate Intellectual Property, 1800-1920, a foundation of the modem law of intellectual property is that firms own some of the ideas that exist in the minds of their employees. Ownership of employee knowledge is a legal construct that is now an accepted part of our culture and economy. Its development. The Uniform Trade Secrets Act, in an increasingly complex technological society, the protection of the commercially valuable ideas that fuel such a society is an economic necessity. The law presently protects such ideas by two methods, each important in its own sphere. The first method is the federal. Trade Secrets, a. WHAT Is A TRADE SECRET? Before we start talking about trade secrets, we had better decide what we mean by the term. It is not as easy as one might suppose. For one thing, any definition of something whose only clear-cut characteristic is that others do not know what. Case for a Federal Trade Secrets Act, companies regularly seek to maintain their most valuable information in confidence. Their reason for doing so is simple: a company that can keep its valuable information secret can then use the information and the resulting innovations to gain an advantage over those. Trade secrets and the Roman Law; the actio servi corrupti, the law of unfair competition, that heterogeneous concept of modern law, is relatively recent in origin. 2 It is only the last century that has seen any great development of legal principles regarding simulation of goods, communication of trade secrets, disparagement. A case-based system for trade secrets law, in this paper, we give an overview of our case-based reasoning program, HYPO, which operates in the field of trade secret law. We discuss key ingredients of case-based reasoning, in general, and the correspondence of these to elements of HYPO. We conclude. The surprising virtues of treating trade secrets as IP rights, trade secret law is a puzzle. Courts and scholars have struggled for over a century to figure out why we protect trade secrets. The puzzle is not in understanding what trade secret law covers; there seems to be widespread agreement on the basic contours of the law. Trade secrets, it is easier to understand this point if you imagine what it would be like if no one could count on the law to enforce obligations of confidence. Businesses would hire fewer people, since each new employee would expand the risk of information loss. The cost of enforcing.