Sunday, December 30, 2012

2012 Innovation Quote #5

Our Favorite Innovation Quotes

On Trade Secrets and Red Herring Conversations...

It doesn’t count as a trade secret if it’s left out in the open. The law would say one cannot put the burden on someone who happens on the information inadvertently, ... 

You can’t sue someone for overhearing what you say in a crowded elevator.

- Susan J. Kohlmann, Partner at Jenner & Block LLP, NY Times October 23, 2011.

And on the same day...

...a close competitor, sitting right next to your colleague, flashing sensitive information right in front of your face - are you sure he wasn’t trying to fake you guys out?

- Ariel Kaminer The Ethicist, October 23, 2011 - NY Times.

This year we bring you a compilation of some of our favorite quotes on innovation, innovation, inventors, and patent insanity as part of our year end wrap up.  Send us yours at and we'll publish them and add them to our collection.