Know-How and Trade Secrets

2003 - 2005


Office presentation icon Report out, Annual Meeting 2005
Research-Technology Management article, Volume 49, Issue 4, 2006


IRI Member Companies are engaging small high technology companies, federal laboratories, universities, international firms and competitors in ways not dreamed of just five years ago. Central to these collaborations is the need to share proprietary intellectual assets (IA) to meet the objectives of the collaboration, as well as protect that information from unintended use. To understand how firms successfully share and protect know-how and trade secrets in collaborative relationships, this group conducted interviews with over 20 Member Company Representatives.



E. Hummel - Lucent Technologies
R. Kumpf - Bayer Polymers

Subject Matter Experts

Gene Slowinski -  Rutgers University