2017 IP Academy Series: Trade Secrets vs. Patents

Friday, April 14, 2017
04:30 PM - 06:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

With confusion about patentable subject matter moving through the US Patent and Trademark Office, we will revisit the value of trade secrets. Trade secrets may be a viable alternative to patents and can last indefinitely, but companies must identify and protect their trade secrets with due care.

Topics will include:

  • A review of trade secret law in Japan and the United States, including ways to protect trade secrets
  • Recent cases regarding trade secrets
  • Practical tips for how to choose either trade secret or patent protections