Tag Archives: Trade Secrets

Schlumberger Claims Its Corporate Counsel Stole Trade Secrets

April 18, 2014

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  Schlumberger Ltd., the world’s largest oilfield services company, has sued its former deputy general counsel in charge of intellectual property, claiming that she stole the company’s trade secrets before leaving the company to join Acacia Research Group. Former Schlumberger counsel Charlotte Rutherford is now a senior vice president at Acacia.  She had been with […]

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Protecting Trade Secrets From Threats Foreign and Domestic

December 3, 2013

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Cyber threats and other forms of economic espionage are growing concerns for U.S. businesses, making trade secrets one of the most vulnerable forms of intellectual property. While the Obama Administration is taking diplomatic steps to curb trade secret theft  tied to countries like China, there are also steps that businesses can take to protect their proprietary data. […]

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Patent vs. Trade Secret Protection: Which One Is Better?

November 4, 2013

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In some cases, trade secret protection of an invention is a viable alternative to patent protection. A trade secret is information, including a formula, pattern, compilation, program, device, method, technique, or process, that derives independent economic value from not being generally known to or readily ascertainable to others who might obtain economic value from its […]

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