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A new article by Martin B. Robins, Esq., published in February of 2015 in the Illinois Bar Journal, discusses how attorneys can best advise their clients when they want to protect their innovations.  Entitled, “Patent, Trade Secret, or Both:  A General Practitioner’s Guide,” the article explains that whether or not a client facing intellectual property issues should apply for a U.S. patent, opt for trade secret protection, or both, depends on a number of different factors.  In addition, Mr. Robins offers pointers for implementing patent and trade secret protection once a decision about the best approach has been reached.  To read the full article, click here.

Martin B. Robins, Esq. is a senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems and a partner at FisherBroyles.  Mr. Robins is a skilled transactional attorney, with expertise in intellectual property, technology-related transactions, corporate transactions, mergers and acquisitions, finance, contracts and executive-level employment, including non-compete, non-solicitation, sales compensation and severance matters.

Mr. Robins is available for mediations and arbitrations involving intellectual property and technology issues of all types.

For Mr. Robins full bio, click here.

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