The emerging market of 3D printing is primed for trade secrets and the disputes over who “owns” these trade secrets. Shared ideas, broken business deals, and employee mobility fuels most of these disputes. The Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA), a newly enacted federal trade secret act, defines the term “owner” as “the person or entity in whom or in which rightful legal or equitable title to, or license in, the trade secret is reposed.”
Today, at the conclusion of Women’s History Month, I received an email from the USPTO News containing a blog message by Michelle K. Lee, the first woman director of the USPTO. See, Blog by Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO Michelle K. Lee. The Greensfelder IP Group joins Michelle K. Lee and the USPTO's celebration of "the generations of women who have helped shape America" in honor of Women's History Month.