United StatesWhen to choose trade secret protection over a patent

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It may be surprising to some that when a company comes up with a new idea or development that it wishes to use in its business, there are likely to be a number of ways to protect it. In many instances, either patent protection or trade secret protection; can be obtained. The nature of the idea or development determines which is the better way to secure protection.


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