Trade Secret and Human Freedom

In INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND THE COMMON LAW (Cambridge University Press 2013), Forthcoming

UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 325

19 Pages Posted: 14 Feb 2013

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Madhavi Sunder

Georgetown University Law Center

Date Written: February 14, 2013

Abstract

Trade secret law has long sought to promote the freedom of employees to leave their employment and seek a better life. But recent accounts of this law rationalize trade secret as having one goal: promoting efficiency. Scholars argue that trade secret law prevents over-investment in secrets. This article turns to the common law roots of trade secret law and seeks to reinstate this law’s plural values, including the promotion of human freedom.

Suggested Citation

Sunder, Madhavi, Trade Secret and Human Freedom (February 14, 2013). In INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND THE COMMON LAW (Cambridge University Press 2013), Forthcoming; UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 325. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2217762

Madhavi Sunder (Contact Author)

Georgetown University Law Center ( email )

600 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001
United States

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