Friday, May 30, 2008, 5/30/2008 09:14:00 AM

Trade Secret Shrimps on the Barbie

By Todd
This report from Australia's Fairfax Digital - Australia is experiencing a surge in trade secrets, unfair competition and intellectual property litigation. According to one experienced Australian attorney: "Often there is dissent about who owns the intellectual property rights in employee work product," he says. "Actual litigation has increased because of the tightening job market and rise in the 'knowledge-based' economy. The knowledge component of jobs has become more important so what gives a business a competitive advantage is its intelligence, but that intelligence resides in the employees."

Have a good weekend.

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