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Trade secrets – an alternative to patent protection (access required)

Trade secrets can be a valuable alternative to patent protection. While patents can offer strong protection, this protection only lasts a maximum of 20 years and only extends to what is covered by the claims. Moreover, everything in a patent becomes public information because a patent application is published approximately eighteen months after it is filed. ...

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