Trade Secret Counseling
Identifying, tracking, and protecting the competitive value of trade secrets.
Trade secrets are an alternative to patents that provide protection for a potentially much longer period of time than patents. Keys to that protection are ensuring the trade secrets remain confidential and demonstrating their competitive value. Without a program to protect them, and processes to ensure compliance with the program, valuable trade secrets can be lost in the blink of an eye. We help clients identify and value their trade secrets, and structure trade secret programs based on the significance of trade secrets to the company's competitive edge and the needs and resources of the company. This includes establishing or refining trade secret policies for onboarding and exiting employees, tracking trade secrets and efforts to maintain their confidentiality, and navigating foreign trade secret issues.
See the Trade Secrets portion of our Navigating IP Issues in Business resource for information about some of the common issues that arise, and contact us to explore how we can help.