Protecting Trade Secrets

TradeVirginia inventors, entrepreneurs, and university researchers could get additional state protection for their trade secrets under proposals being discussed by a General Assembly panel.  The plan would need to mesh with federal policies on patents, which take precedence over state law. But as Virginia Public Radio’s Anne Marie Morgan reports, lawmakers not only hope to make the Commonwealth an innovation-friendly state …but want to protect inventors against frivolous litigators called “patent trolls.”

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