Don’t Patent That! Consider Trade Secrets

A column authored by Jason Balich titled “Patent Update: Don’t Patent That!” was published in the American Institute of Chemical Engineers’ Chemical Engineering Progress (CEP) Magazine. In this article, Jason discusses the difference between patents and trade secrets. Within, he addresses the question: When does patenting an invention make sense and when does keeping it a trade secret make sense?


Reprinted with permission from Chemical Engineering Progress (CEP). Copyright © 2022 American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).