September/October 2013

Protecting U.S. Trade Secret Assets in the 21st Century

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Protecting U.S. Trade Secret Assets in the 21st Century

U.S. companies and the intellectual property bar have ignored the importance of trade secret assets and continue to view them as second-tier intellectual property. The reality is that trade secret assets will become a major economic driver in the United States, and their protection is in the national economic and security interests of the United States.

The decisions in Lexmark and Fresenius II are discussed.

The Section chair discusses the ABA-IPL’s mission to advocate practical and productive action.

“Reverse-payment” license agreements may no longer enjoy antitrust immunity, but they are far from dead.

The column provides highlights of recent trademark, copyright, trade secret, and patent cases.

Recent IP developments from around the globe are discussed.

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