Monday, September 21, 2015

Next up: trade secret trolls?

From The Verge:

Of course, frivolous lawsuits are nothing new, but recent shifts have made trade secrets a particularly attractive claim for anyone looking to go after a deep-pocketed tech company. As courts weaken patent protection to counteract trolls, companies have been keeping more of their intellectual property as unregistered trade secrets. That means more legitimate claims as companies choose to keep their tools as trade secrets rather than patents, but it also gives potential trolls more cover if they want to puff up a shaky claim into a quick settlement.



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