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"Under Wraps: How Trade Secrets Can Help a Company Protect its Vital Intellectual Property"

October 2011
Smart Business Los Angeles

There are laws in most states that provide a legal definition of a trade secret. All are essentially the same; the main point is that trade secrets consist of information that derives independent, economic value from not being known to competitors or others that could use that information.

“In other words, a trade secret gets its value from not being known by someone who could benefit economically from knowing it,” says Allan Gabriel, a partner in the Los Angeles office of Dykema Gossett PLLC.

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Reprinted with permission. © 2011 Smart Business Network Inc. Reprinted from the October 2011 issue of Smart Business Los Angeles.