Innovation and ingenuity captured by companies in the form of intellectual property (IP) can be some of the greatest corporate assets and as such, require protection. Trade secrets, in particular, are sensitive intellectual property rights because they consist of proprietary information that maintains its value based on its confidentiality or secret status.

If stolen, the loss of any economic or competitive advantage provided by a company’s confidential information and trade secrets could be devastating. Corporate IP theft threatens not only businesses, but it could also have effects on our global economy and national security.

Continue reading the full Westlaw article, “Protecting your most valuable intellectual property from cyberattacks.”

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