Trade secrets litigation has always been a major part of the firm’s practice. We regularly represent companies as both plaintiffs and defendants. We have been retained in some of the most high profile trade secrets cases in the last three decades. We have represented companies of all sizes (from venture-backed startups to Fortune 500 companies) and in a wide range of industries, including aerospace, biotech, internet, medical devices, mobile devices, pharmaceuticals, semiconductor, software, and telecommunications. Our representative trade secret clients include General Motors, Shell Oil, Motorola, Northrop Grumman, Avery Dennison, Disney, Hughes, IBM, Mattel, Maxwell Technologies, easyJet Airlines, Trust Company of the West, Zynga, and many others.
Many of our engagements involve employee movement between competitors. It is a fact of corporate life that many competitors hire employees for what they know—whether proprietary or not. Because of the relative ease with which technology and information can be transferred, the risk of misappropriation of confidential information is a constant threat.
Time is often of the essence in trade secrets cases. Once the proprietary data is exchanged it is often too late. We can spring into action on a moment’s notice. We can produce high-quality legal work literally overnight—and obtain or block applications for temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions.
No technology is too complex for our lawyers to understand. We can call upon the over 250 lawyers in our firm who have technical degrees in virtually all areas of science and engineering.
Sometimes trade secrets misappropriation cases have criminal aspects. If so, we can call upon our white collar specialists who are well versed with the law in this area.
REPRESENTATIVE TRADE SECRET CLIENTS