Should You Patent Your Invention Or Keep It a Trade Secret?

Lawrence G. Almeda and John M. Card

A company may seek to patent an innovation or it may believe it has a competitive advantage in not disclosing it to the public and keeping it a trade secret. Here we explain how to protect an innovation as either a patent or a trade secret.

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Should You Patent Your Invention Or Keep It a Trade Secret?

Lawrence G. Almeda and John M. Card

A company may seek to patent an innovation or it may believe it has a competitive advantage in not disclosing it to the public and keeping it a trade secret. Here we explain how to protect an innovation as either a patent or a trade secret.

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Publish Date: 01 October 2004


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