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The Next Revolution in Intellectual Property Law: Automated Trade Secret Asset Management

By R. Mark Halligan

©2019. Published in Landslide, Vol. 11, No. 5, May/June 2019, by the American Bar Association. Reproduced with permission. All rights reserved. This information or any portion thereof may not be copied or disseminated in any form or by any means or stored in an electronic database or retrieval system without the express written consent of the American Bar Association or the copyright holder.

There is an intellectual property revolution on the horizon and it is called automated trade secret asset management (TSAM). Using computerized TSAM tools to capture and identify, classify, protect, and value trade secret assets will unleash and fuel the exponential growth of intellectual property assets in the twenty-first century. The days of sitting in a conference room with a yellow pad and Dunkin’ Donuts to conduct “trade secret” ideation sessions are now over.

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