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

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.