Trade Secrets and Know-How

Firm attorneys advise clients regarding the preservation of proprietary rights in trade secrets and know-how.

Trade Secret Example

Business practices may be protected under trade secret law.

Trade Secret Fact

Business practices may also be protected by patent law. Once a patent is issued, the trade secret protection for the practice ends, but the patent limited monopoly begins.

Clients are advised on ways of protecting confidential information, such as through the use of secrecy and confidential disclosure agreements. The firm also represents clients in the licensing of these rights, and in challenging or enforcing such rights in litigation involving misappropriation or breach of obligation.