This post discusses how to protect your company’s trade secrets so that in the event of employee misappropriation, you will be in the best possible position to succeed in litigation. This post provides guidance on how to implement a proactive corporate program to protect trade secrets from improper and unauthorized access or disclosure, and discusses the forensic steps you can take to catch an employee stealing your company’s trade secrets.
Many companies have employees located in states across the country. Drafting restrictive covenants for employees in all of these locations can be a daunting task. Some companies opt for a one-size-fits-all approach, but here is an alternative.
The manner in which courts treat overly broad non-compete agreements varies from state to state. A poorly worded severability clause can mean the difference between enforcement and invalidation of an agreement.
Protecting a company's non-compete and trade secret interests can be a daunting task. There are so many things to consider. Here's a list of ten things to keep in mind and some resources to help you take action.
In a suit filed by the ACLU, a court recently issued a protective order precluding a public school from enforcing confidentiality obligations against employees who disclose information in connection with “formal and informal discovery.” Would the court reach a similar result against private entities?
There is no magic “formula” for achieving trade secret status for a customer list, but there are many different steps a company can take to improve its odds. Here are five.
In today's competitive business environment, it is imperative that companies take steps to protect their intellectual property, including trade secrets, customer relationships, proprietary computer software, and business methods. This post summarizes some of the primary types of intellectual property protections available: contracts, trade secrets, copyrights; trademarks; and patents.