Next-Generation Manufacturers Must Protect Secrets

Law360, New York (September 24, 2013, 10:32 AM EDT) -- Manufacturing continues to make a strong comeback in the United States. According to a recent Bloomberg article, in July 2013, manufacturing expanded in the U.S. at the fastest pace in more than two years.

While U.S. manufacturing continues to grow, the nature of manufacturing has changed — it is not your father’s manufacturing industry. Next-generation manufacturing is marked by innovation, technology, human capital and perhaps most of all, speed.

With speed of innovation comes the increasing need for employers to protect their investment in their employees,...
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