3. Your First Decision: Trade Secret or Patent?

  1. Francis J. Waller

Published Online: 15 JUL 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118084441.ch3

Writing Chemistry Patents and Intellectual Property: A Practical Guide

Writing Chemistry Patents and Intellectual Property: A Practical Guide

How to Cite

Waller, F. J. (2011) Your First Decision: Trade Secret or Patent?, in Writing Chemistry Patents and Intellectual Property: A Practical Guide, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118084441.ch3

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JUL 2011
  2. Published Print: 2 SEP 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470497401

Online ISBN: 9781118084441

SEARCH

Keywords:

  • trade secret or patent, new intellectual property - kept as a trade secret, or should the inventor file a patent application;
  • intellectual property - a trade secret at the time of creation;
  • trade secret and patent comparison, trade secrets - how they are kept in pharmaceutical industry, with patents protecting chemical processes

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Chapter Objective

  • Introduction

  • Trade Secret

  • Patent

  • Comparison between a Trade Secret and a Patent

  • Chapter Summary

  • Additional Reading

  • Question