Unlike patent applications, trade secrets protect the valuable confidential aspects of your business by simply not disclosing information to the public. When your valuable business information is difficult to reverse engineer, your best protection may be to take steps to maintain its secrecy. Well-drafted confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements are essential parts of your trade secret protection. A significant benefit of trade secrets over utility patents is that trade secrets last as long as you are able to keep the information secret, whereas patents expire 20 years from their filing date.
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