Trade Secrets and Climate Change: Uncovering Secret Solutions to the Problem of Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Research Handbook on Intellectual Property and Climate Change, Chapter 17, (Edward Elgar, Forthcoming)

31 Pages Posted: 4 Sep 2014  

Sharon K. Sandeen

Mitchell Hamline School of Law

David S. Levine

Elon University School of Law; Center for Information Technology Policy at Princeton University; Stanford University - Center for Internet and Society

Date Written: August 18, 2014

Abstract

This chapter examines whether trade secret law can be altered to require the disclosure of secret solutions. It begins with a brief overview of trade secret law and ends with ten ideas for increasing the disclosure of information that might solve the problem of climate change.

Keywords: trade secret law, government transparency, global warming, climate change

JEL Classification: K10, K19, K23, K32, L50, O30, O33

Suggested Citation

Sandeen, Sharon K. and Levine, David S., Trade Secrets and Climate Change: Uncovering Secret Solutions to the Problem of Greenhouse Gas Emissions (August 18, 2014). Research Handbook on Intellectual Property and Climate Change, Chapter 17, (Edward Elgar, Forthcoming). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2490675

Sharon K. Sandeen (Contact Author)

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David S. Levine

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