As part of our Intellectual Property Litigation practice, we provide trade secret litigation services.
Valuable Trade Secrets
We represent plaintiffs as well as defendants in trade secret litigation in Texas and throughout the country. A trade secret is a valuable asset of confidential information. It makes a product/service unique and provides a competitive advantage over others. The disclosure of a trade secret would give a competitor insight to your valuable IP rights. Therefore, trade secrets are highly important to a company’s intellectual property portfolio. Trade secrets can also include a wide array of information, from formulas to product designs to customer lists. A company’s trade secrets should be securely protected from trade secret misappropriation.
Trade Secret Litigation
Once a trade secret is exposed, the company’s competitive advantage may be quickly compromised and swift action may be necessary to minimize harm. When it comes to trade secret litigation, our experienced intellectual property litigation teams work quickly to halt further disclosure of the trade secret though obtaining injunctions or restraining orders as necessary. Our IP litigation lawyers have experience in handling complex cases involving unfair competition, espionage, misappropriation and develop comprehensive strategies for trade secret litigation to most effectively and efficiently protect client’s valuable intellectual property.
Trade Secret Protection
It is important to take appropriate and adequate steps necessary to protect a company’s trade secrets before litigation becomes necessary. Trade secret litigation should be a last resort to protection. Protecting confidential information from disclosure, both within the company and when negotiating with third parties, may require taking proactive, preventive measures. Such measures include:
Proactive protection of trade secrets can make litigation more efficient and less expensive. Consulting IP attorneys with experience and understanding of trade secret law can help prevent issues with loss of valuable trade secrets as a business grows.
Local Counsel for Trade Secret Litigation Matters
We also act as local counsel for out-of-state plaintiffs and defendants involved in trade secret litigation in state and federal courts in Texas. See our Local Counsel page for more information regarding our services.