Information-based innovations continue to drive the global competitive landscape for many businesses, both large and small. Trade secrets can play a key role in protecting a company’s important proprietary information, and can be integral in a business maintaining its competitive advantage in the marketplace. Therefore, businesses should evaluate whether they have economically beneficial confidential information that should be protected as trade secrets and, if so, implement and maintain the proper procedures to protect those trade secrets. HRFM attorney Andrew K. Gonsalves discusses trade secret laws and their role in guarding against corporate espionage in his IP Frontiers article entitled “Keeping Secrets: A Primer on Trade Secret Laws,” The Daily Record, November 19, 2013. He may be contacted at email@example.com.