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What is a Trade Secret Audit and Why Get One?

At first blush an audit sounds expensive, distracting and unnecessary.…

Outsourced Manufacturing and Trade Secrets: Contractual Trade Secret Protection Measures (Part 9)

As we have discussed elsewhere, a trade secret audit or assessment…
Outsourced Manufacturing and Trade Secrets: An Economic Overview

Outsourced Manufacturing and Trade Secrets: Manufacturing Process & Personnel (Part 7)

After deciding on the basic corporate or contractual structure,…
Outsourced Manufacturing and Trade Secrets: An Economic Overview

Outsourced Manufacturing and Trade Secrets: Transaction Structure & Contract (Part 6)

Transaction Structure Once the company selects a potential…

Outsourced Manufacturing and Trade Secrets: Due Diligence (Part 5)

Perhaps the single most important part of outsourced manufacturing…
Outsourced Manufacturing and Trade Secrets: An Economic Overview

Outsourced Manufacturing and Trade Secrets: Internal Controls (Part 4)

When a company, for the soundest of business reasons, is exploring…
Outsourced Manufacturing and Trade Secrets: Risks & Benefits

Outsourced Manufacturing and Trade Secrets: Risks & Benefits (Part 3)

Nearly all manufacturing processes involve a significant number…
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Outsourced Manufacturing and Trade Secrets: Outsourced Manufacturing (Part 2)

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There are two common categories of outsourced manufacturing:…
Outsourced Manufacturing and Trade Secrets: An Economic Overview

Outsourced Manufacturing and Trade Secrets: An Economic Overview (Part 1)

Since the beginning of the industrial age, companies…
Outsourced Manufacturing and Trade Secrets: An Economic Overview

Trade Secret Theft in China

By David Cohen & Donal O’Connell The headlines: “China…