Patents & Trade Secrets – Prior User Rights

  Donal O’Connell (Originally posted on June 27, 2017) Managing Director of Chawton Innovation Services Ltd Company A holds a trade secret, that is used frequently by the company for a number of years, at which time another company, Company B, publishes a patent which describes the trade secret held by Company A. How does […]

Anatomy of a trade secret misappropriation court case

Background: Company ABCD has a portfolio of IP assets, included a number of trade secrets. These trade secrets assets may be found across different functions in the organisation and include: ·        Some algorithms within the R&D function ·        Customer data managed by Sales & Marketing functions ·        Some filtration process held by Operations in the factory ·        Some negative […]