Introduction; 1. Conflict of interests: confidentiality, mobility of employees and innovation policy; 2. Concept of trade secrets; 3. Trade secret, employee's skill and knowledge or public domain information: where to draw the line?; 4. Contractual freedom to regulate use of trade secrets after termination of employment; 5. Remedies.
A comparative analysis of trade secrets enforcement against ex-employees in the EU and USA, aimed at legislators and practitioners.
Magdalena Kolasa specialises in the law of intellectual property. Having worked for several years in private practice she conducted her doctoral research in the area of trade secrets at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition. She currently works as lawyer in the European Patent Office.
'The book fulfils the author's stated aim and does, albeit within the limitations of a comparative approach, offer a nuanced and balanced view of a complex field of law.' John Hull, International Company and Commercial Law Review