Business owners: Don't let your trade secrets walk out the doorPatents and trademarks are just not enough to protect a company’s intellectual property.

For business owners, failing to properly protect trade secrets is like watching those valuable intangible assets walk out the door.

In a recent article published in The Business Journals, Gunster attorney David Bates identifies how implementing particular procedures can help entrepreneurs protect their company’s confidential information.

It’s failure to implement these types of procedures, he says, that can lead to stolen customer lists or inadvertently release of trade secrets online.

Read the article: 11 strategies for protecting trade secrets (The Business Journals, 5/15/15)

David G. Bates is a shareholder, serves on Gunster’s board of directors and is co-chair of the firm’s technology and emerging companies law practice.

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