Can Trade Secrets be Sold or Licensed? **Attorney Advertising**

Trade secrets are a type of intellectual property that can provide a competitive advantage to a business. Unlike patents and copyrights, trade secrets are not registered with the government and are instead kept secret by the owner of the information. But can trade secrets be sold or licensed? The answer is yes, but there are […]

Common Examples of Trade Secrets in Your Business That Deserve Protecting **Attorney Advertising**

Trade secrets can include not only the obvious intellectual property categories such as new inventions, technologies, and improved processes but also materials such as customer lists and contacts, marketing tactics, your business processes or procedures, pricing discounts, information, vendor contacts, and other information. Examples of trade secrets that you may already be familiar with include: […]

What is the difference between the different forms of intellectual property? **Attorney Advertising**

Intellectual Property is commonly referred to as “creations of the mind,” covering everything from artworks, inventions, logos, trademarks, music and software.  In the world of intellectual property, however, there are different tools used to protect each aspect of one’s creations or inventions. We’ll outline the four major tools used by intellectual property attorneys—trademarks, copyrights, patents […]

Trade Secrets: What Your Employees Should Know **Attorney Advertising**

Most business owners understand the importance of keeping trade secrets, well… a secret. A trade secret can be any unique process, procedure, method, or formula that you use in day-to-day operations that helps to set your business apart from the competition and gives you an advantage in the marketplace. Examples of trade secrets might include […]

Are You Protecting the Hidden Trade Secrets in Your Business? ** Attorney Advertising**

When you hear the words “trade secrets,” what comes to mind? Many people think of super famous examples, such as the long-coveted recipes for Coca-Cola or KFC’s chicken. These top-secret formulas have managed to remain closely-guarded for decades and have allowed Coke and KFC to retain a unique edge over their competition. The mystery and […]

StartUp Grind Intellectual Property Workshop Key Takeways

In a previous post I mentioned that I was conducting a workshop for Startup Grind. Due to Hurricane Matthew and the resulting evacuation the event was postponed.  Last week (December 8) the Intellectual Property Workshop for the Startup Grind community finally took place.  Here are some key takeaways I shared, that I believe any business […]