Some Economics of Trade Secret Law

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David D. Friedman; William M. Landes; Richard A. Posner;
  • Journal: Journal of Economic Perspectives, volume 5, issue 1 Winter, pages 61-72
  • Identifiers: doi: 10.1257/jep.5.1.61
  • Subject:
    • jel: jel:K29
    acm: TheoryofComputation_MISCELLANEOUS | ComputingMilieux_LEGALASPECTSOFCOMPUTING

Despite the practical importance of trade secrets to the business community, the law of trade secrets is a neglected orphan in economic analysis. This paper sketches an approach to the economics of trade secret law that connects it more closely both to other areas of in... View more
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