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Sunstein, Kann, Murphy, & Timbers: Sure as Shootin’, If It’s Claimed in Your Patent, You Can’t Assert It as a Trade Secret

By Joel Leeman, a member of Sunstein's Litigation Practice Group Companies face a potential loss of intellectual property rights when a key employee walks out the door. Those rights may be grounded in both patents and trade secrets, which may pose tricky problems when those rights are intertwined...

Sunstein, Kann, Murphy, & Timbers: Sure as Shootin’, If It’s Claimed in Your Patent, You Can’t Assert It as a Trade Secret

Companies face a potential loss of intellectual property rights when a key employee walks out the door. Those rights may be grounded in both patents and trade secrets, which may pose tricky problems when those rights are intertwined, as a recent case illustrates.