Confidential Information v. Trade Secrets
Now that we know what confidentiality clauses are and what they are supposed to do, what exactly are they supposed to protect? We have already established that employers should aim to keep certain information confidential. We already know that employers have a fair amount of discretion determining what information will be "confidential". What are trade secrets? Is there a difference between trade secrets and confidential information? If so, does the difference really matter? The short answer is "yes" and "sometimes". Let's start by defining "trade secrets".
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