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   Author  Topic: tradesecret?  (Read 897 times)


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« on: Jan 3rd, 2008, 1:38pm »
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what exactly needs to be included in the patent? it only needs to enable one to make the invention? there is a part of the invention that I would think falls under trade secret and is not needed to make the invention work, but just enhances it to perform better. Will I be able to leave this information out of the application?
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« Reply #1 on: Jan 3rd, 2008, 9:02pm »
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There's this little statutory problem about "best mode".  One cannot disclose the basic invention and keep the "good stuff" a trade secret.
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