Power Play: Are Trade Secrets More Powerful Than Patents?

The California Employment Lawyer blog alerts us to an ABA-Landslide article discussing the possibility that trade secrets provide more powerful protection than patents. The lawyer’s answer, like the answer to so many questions, is it depends. *Sigh* The passage quoted by CEL summarizes:

In recent years, decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court and other developments in the law have circumscribed the once broad protection afforded to patent holders as well as remedies available to patent holders. Upon consideration of all the issues discussed in this article, the protection of such assets as trade secrets may provide a better choice for your clients in today’s environment.