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Are Your Software Trade Secrets Just Undiscovered Willful Infringement?

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by Taylor C. Foss
IPFrontline
September 5, 2016

Taylor C. Foss' article, "Are Your Software Trade Secrets Just Undiscovered Willful Infringement?," was published in IPFrontline on September 5, 2016.

From the article...

"Recent developments in patent law have created a unique vulnerability for software developers choosing to keep their innovations as trade secrets rather than seeking patent protection. The three factors contributing to this perfect storm of risk include:  the Supreme Court’s Alice Corp. decision (and ensuing mayhem in software method patents), the America Invents Act’s (AIA’s) “first inventor to file” rule, and the Supreme Court’s Halo Elecs., Inc. v. Pulse Elecs., Inc. decision."