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Innovation Webinar: Trade Secret versus Patent by Douglas Graham

Every patent basically begins its life as a trade secret. Next in our series of webinars on innovation and intellectual assets, we discuss in detail the trade secret versus patent: legal aspects on the one hand, and the blockchain-based systems to support the legitimacy of the trade secret instrument, evolving legal framework and burgeoning trade secret marketplace.

When an innovation is recorded onto the blockchain, irrefutable evidence exists of the time and date the idea was conceived. The innovation marked ‘Trade Secret’ has protected status and no disclosures of its proprietary content is made without a signed NDA. The patent process is lengthy and expensive by contrast. In the blockchain-based, cryptographically hashed record, Ideation keeps a record of all NDAs and licenses in the blockchain, as well as all the innovations without compromising the technology, by using only its globally unique identifier. The methodology used is described in the webinar.

Speaker: Douglas Graham

The Innovation webinar series presented by Ideation in collaboration with IEEE UK and Ireland Section comprises 25 free seminars where you may earn CPD hours. The series explores best practice in managing intellectual assets and includes sessions with topics for innovators, practitioners, and advanced IP managers.

Attendance is by prior registration. The course capacity for this is limited to 100 participants, and the places will be allocated on a first registered and acknowledged basis.

Please refer to the new CPD and Member Centre sections for updates and the emerging program and recordings of the previous sessions.

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