Formerly Secret Inventions Awarded Patents

By Steven AftergoodSecrecy News11-13-15      Last year, 95 secrecy orders barring disclosure of inventions under the Invention Secrecy Act of 1951 were imposed on new patent applications while 36 prior secrecy orders were rescinded. Three of the newly releasable inventions have recently received patents, decades after the inventors filed […]

Secret Inventions on the Rise

By Steven AftergoodSecrecy News11-4-15     There were 5,579 invention secrecy orders in effect at the end of fiscal year 2015. This was an increase from 5,520 the year before and is the highest number of such secrecy orders in more than a decade. Under the Invention Secrecy Act of 1951, […]