Trade secrets can offer infinite intellectual property protection. Human error tends to shorten that timeline for many companies. By definition, a trade secret is information that derives economic value from being not generally know or readily ascertainable by proper means and is the subject of “reasonable” efforts under the circumstances to maintain its secrecy. Reasonable efforts can include robust employment agreements and policies, non-disclosure agreements with investors and consultants, and even confidentiality agreements with visitors. Patterson Thuente IP partners with clients to establish trade secret protection protocols to prevent misappropriation, but when the secret gets out, we have the experience to successfully represent our clients through all stages of trade secrets litigation.
Trade Secret Services
- Trade secret prevention programs
- Audit of existing protocols
- Drafting of non-disclosure, non-competition, non-solicitation, and competitive agreements.
- Trade secret investigations
- Trade secret litigation