Posts by: Lillian J. Mao

It’s the Real Deal: California Court Finds Trade Secret Protection for Ideas

Here’s a small-time Silicon Valley inventor’s worst nightmare: he shops his technology to a large multi-national company, but the company declines to implement his idea as pitched.  Instead, the multi-national company turns around and slaps its own name on the inventor’s concept, and even files its own patents covering that idea.  Of course, the technology giant also fails to give our unfortunate inventor any credit or compensation. READ MORE