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Traditional methods of intellectual property protection have their limitations, particularly for protecting ideas. Patents only protect new, useful and nonobvious ideas, the details are public, and protection last only for a fixed term of 17 or 20 years years, depending upon the filing date; and trademark and copyright law do not protect ideas at all. […]

Ask a knowledgeable layperson to define “Intellectual property” he or she typically lists patents, trademarks, and copyrights.  A fourth type of intellectual property, “trade secrets,” should not be ignored.  Trade secrets consist of any idea, process, formula or other information that a company or individual wishes to protect from infringement (i.e., from being stolen) by […]

The United States District Court for the District of Utah Central Division has issued permanent injunctions and issued a judgment for approximately $9.7 in a case dealing with theft of trade secrets. Clearone Communications alleged that two individuals appropriated computer code known as “honeybee code” in violation of an asset purchase agreement and in violation […]

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