Work Area: Trade secrets

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Sluggish take-up of trade secrets insurance underscores awareness gap

Saturday opinion: Protection opportunities are beginning to come to the fore for companies looking to protect valuable IP, says IAM’s trade secrets reporter Maia Biermann

09 September 2023

JS Held expands Ocean Tomo IP practice with new acquisition

The global scientific and engineering consultancy has bought TechPats, a patent-focused technical expert firm, at a time when an uncertain economy and declining number of M&As has led some companies to issue layoff notices to IP staff

07 September 2023

There is so much more to IP value than monetisation

A recent IAM article that cast doubts on whether patents, trademarks and other rights can normally be regarded as standalone assets distinct from the entities that own them sparked a big response. This led its author, Joff Wild, to do some further thinking

07 September 2023

Nokia trade secrets dispute highlights the dangers of collaboration

Finnish company gets sued for alleged trade secret misappropriation related to smart pole technology in a case highlighting the risks of pre-partnership discussions

01 September 2023

From lab to fork: IP strategy at a pioneering cultivated meat company

Head of IP Mark Chadwick speaks to IAM about balancing patents and trade secrets in a nascent market with a bumpy regulatory landscape

31 August 2023

Meet Meta’s patents team, in which diversity strengthens strategy, acquisitions and licensing

Through a series of exclusive interviews with IAM, Meta’s patents, licensing and open-source leaders take us inside their patent strategy

23 August 2023

US appellate court’s ruling over design drawings sends a strong message to trade secret owners

Companies who spend vastly on R&D must have adequate protection in place when seeking patents, with ample evidence for demonstrating that

18 August 2023

$250 million Alcoa litigation failure a reminder of pitfalls facing trade secret owners

This is the latest of three recent setbacks that provide a warning to would-be trade secrets plaintiffs

15 August 2023

Trade secret management platforms see lacking knowledge as key challenge

As the market for supporting services evolves, educational needs around this increasingly important IP asset have come into sharp relief

09 August 2023

VC funding, green tech boom and AI to be discussed at IPBC Asia 2023

The full agenda is now available for this year’s event, taking place at the Palace Hotel in Tokyo between 28 and 30 November

01 August 2023

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