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Steven Hollman is a partner in the Business Trial Practice Group in the firm's Washington, D.C. office and Leader of the Trade Secrets Team.

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Trade secrets and patents offer very different forms of protection, with different pros and cons. A trade secret may last indefinitely, while a patent has a fixed term of 20 years. Independent reinvention is permissible under trade secrets, but not with patents. And of course to obtain a patent, one must disclose the claimed invention to the public, in sufficient detail to enable one skilled in the relevant technology to make and use the invention.
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Steven Hollman is a partner in the Business Trial Practice Group in the firm's Washington, D.C. office and Leader of the Trade Secrets Team.

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