Implementing A Trade Secrets Protection Program

Law360, New York (July 21, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A reality of the modern business world is that much of a company’s competitive advantage comes from its mastery and utilization of its internal business performance data.

It is estimated that 70% of the value of an average business is held within its information systems (ASIS/PriceWaterhouseCoopers, 1999).

The types of information unscrupulous individuals or competitors seek are client lists, financial data, research and development work, merger and acquisition plans, and unannounced product specifications and prototypes.

Any of this information could greatly benefit a competitor, while at...
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