spacer
home > epc > spring 2009 > trade secrets: secrecy is not enough
PUBLICATIONS
European Pharmaceutical Contractor

Trade Secrets: Secrecy is not Enough

A young biotech company is poaching from a small pool of elite European molecular geneticists at an established firm. Britain is in  recession; a quango is involved, a US university and a headhunter are prowling for fresh talent. Jobs are swapped, injunctions sought and an Appeals Court judge laments distinguished scientists left ‘glowering’ at each other at the back of the court. Trade secrets with oncological implications and a treatment for stomach ulcers are at stake.

It’s 1982, and the judges are perhaps a little old-fashioned in defending the honour and professional reputations of all gentlemen involved. Nevertheless, Lords Cumming-Bruce and Templeman lay the ground for positioning the English law of industrial secrets atop the old law of employee confidentiality.


Read full article from PDF >>

Rate this article You must be a member of the site to make a vote.  
Average rating:
0
     

There are no comments in regards to this article.

spacer

Tim Farrell has been in the computer business for 30 years, as an engineer, author and highly successful entrepreneur. He cofounded FutureSoft in 1982, providing communications software for the earliest versions of Windows (including the second commercially available product on that operating system), and has retained a leadership role in the company since its inception. During the past 27 years, Tim’s work with the pharmaceutical and medical sector has encompassed everything from pharmaceutical manufacturers to hospitals and clinics.

spacer
Tim Farrell
spacer
spacer
Print this page
Send to a friend
Privacy statement
News and Press Releases

Entry now open for the PPMA Group Industry Awards 2019

The 2019 PPMA Group Industry Awards will be held at the National Conference Centre (NEC), Birmingham, on the evening of the first day of the PPMA Total Show 2019 – Tuesday, 1 October 2019. 
More info >>

White Papers

High-tech Packaging for High-tech Medicine

West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.

As more biologics and biosimilars come on to the global pharmaceutical market, they can and will present unique packaging and containment challenges. For materials that are sensitive to glass or that may require larger-dose volumes or custom configurations, cyclic olefin polymers may offer a solution. These novel materials for drug container closure systems can provide a needed alternative to traditional glass containment systems for advanced therapeutics.
More info >>

 
Industry Events

Nordic Life Science Days 10/12 September 2019

10-12 September 2019, Malmo Sweden

Nordic Life Science Days is the largest Nordic partnering conference for the global Life Science industry. Bringing together the best talents in Life Science, offering amazing networking and partnering opportunities, providing inputs and content on the most recent trends. Nordic Life Science Days attracts leading decision makers from the Life Science sector, not only from biotech, pharma and medtech but also from finances, research, policy and regulatory authorities.
More info >>

 

 

©2000-2011 Samedan Ltd.
Add to favourites

Print this page

Send to a friend
Privacy statement