For many companies, state trade secret protection laws have become a preferred form of intellectual property protection, even in cases where the subject matter (i.e., inventions) might otherwise be eligible for patent protection. In order to achieve and maintain the maximum value from their trade secrets companies must establish a trade secret program. In this report I discuss some of the basic elements of such a program and provide an example of a corporate statement on the subject that can be used as a guideline for establishing procedures and training purposes.
In just a few short weeks my new publication, the Business Counselor's Law & Compliance Manual, will be launched. Attached is a copy of the Foreword to give you a preview of the contents. I hope you will find the publication to be useful and welcome your suggestions for new topics.
Building on the information included in the last post relating to the Elements of Organizational Design this post includes an Organizational Design Checklist–a series of questions that need to be considered when using the Star Model developed by Kates and Galbraith to identify and resolve critical issues that arise in the organizational design process.