Companies routinely face the decision of when to patent innovations and when to maintain them as company trade secrets. A lack of clear strategy and focus can lead to the loss of important intellectual property. Sara Pitt, member of Baker McKenzie's North America Trade Secrets Practice, offer her respective patent and trade secret litigation expertise to identify and advise on some of the most important topics in this context.
Work through the strategic challenges in determining when and how to protect your company’s innovations. These include factors such as (i) eligible subject matter for patenting, (ii) the effects of unintended publication, (iii) the ability to maintain innovations secret upon commercialization, and (iv) practical enforcement considerations.
Speakers: Bradford Newman, Sara Pitt
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