Secrecy, PR, and Media Intrigue

Marc Graser and Dave McNary wrote a great piece over at Variety regarding the difficulties in keeping a blockbuster movie under wraps during production.  Pre-release leakage of information, pictures, scripts can destroy a movie – but it can also make one.  I couldn’t help but read this and think how it parallels the need for inventors to keep their inventions secret in the pre-filing period.  It may be tempting to let people in on your secret, but it can have dire consequences for the value of the eventual patent.  Read the article: Hollwood confidential: hush vs. gush.