Trade Secrets

In an increasingly global competitive marketplace, it is vital to prioritize protecting the distinguishing processes, technology, and other competitive advantages that drive business success. New protections provided under the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) have already started to supplant state-level trade secret protections and we can show you how to best identify and guard your valuable trade secrets.

Protecting trade secrets from internal and external threats is essential to the success of many of today’s cutting-edge companies. Trade secrets often represent the results of substantial investments of time and capital to develop distinguishing information, technology and other competitive edges that are a key component of your competitive advantage. D&A attorneys are unparalleled at protecting these trade secrets from misappropriation and misuse. We work with clients to design best practices to identify and protect information that may constitute a valuable trade secret, and shepherd those assets through enforcement of your rights in state and federal courts, as well as before the International Trade Commission. 

We provide invaluable experience in driving swift, decisive actions to enjoin misappropriation through the use of a large toolbox of options, including temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions. We advise our clients as to the most efficient enforcement strategies, from protection under the Uniform Trade Secrets Act (UTSA), as adopted by many states to the use of remedies provide under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, which addresses trade secret theft involving unauthorized computer access. 

Conversely, we have successfully defended individuals and companies who have been falsely accused of having misappropriated trade secrets. We investigate the facts behind each accusation and then use our knowledge of the unique procedural aspects of trade secret litigation to optimize your ability to defend yourself and, ultimately, to seek early resolution of the claims.

As with other compliance regimes, knowledge and awareness are critical. In order to give our clients a starting point, D&A have created a series of webinars called GDPR Today, that provides you with a basic understanding of the potential dangers and opportunities created by the GDPR.