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Comparatively Speaking: Patent vs. Trade Secret
By: Anthony J. O'Lenick Jr., Siltech LLC
Posted: November 2, 2011
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The formulator will encounter both patents and trade secrets in his or her career and will need to know the difference between the two and respect them both while formulating new products. Additionally, the formulator may well be asked to help determine if some technology should be patented or maintained as a trade secret.