Using trade secret management to maximise competitive advantage

By Fortune Shieh

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company’s approach to trade secrets goes far beyond IP protection to create value through enhanced competitiveness.

Love ceases to be a pleasure, when it ceases to be a secret. Aphra Behn (1640-1689) The statutory definition of a ‘trade secret’ specifies the owner’s unique intention and position to possess and use that secret exclusively without sharing it with others. The simple reason is that the trade secret owner wants to leverage its secrecy to sustain competitive advantages...

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