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Trade Secrets

Protecting Your Company’s Valuable Information

Competing for market share is tough in today’s business environment of constant technological change and innovation. A company’s unique difference might exist in the form of a business process, product design, methods and techniques for manufacturing, a written manual or even a customer list. We work closely with our clients on creating strategies, systems and procedures to ensure sensitive company secrets remain just that—secret.

At Woodard, Emhardt, Henry, Reeves & Wagner, we help clients identify and protect their confidential and/or trade secret information and know-how through trade secret audits, advising, licensing, and litigation. We also help clients reevaluate whether certain confidential information and/or trade secrets still have value and determine when ideas and information warrant protection via patent, copyright or other intellectual property strategies.

Trade Secret Services

  • Identify and define trade secrets
  • Assess whether confidential business information that may not qualify for trade secret protection can and should be protected under patent, copyright, or other intellectual property law
  • Counsel on best practices toward maintaining the value and secrecy of trade secrets
  • Conduct training sessions for your employees on best practices
  • Design and implement information security plans, procedures, and policies to protect trade secrets
  • Develop trade secret management programs, and advise on how to strategically administer, license, and realize the value of trade secrets, alone or in connection with a broader IP portfolio.
  • Provide training for in-house legal, technical and business professionals
  • Draft nondisclosure, confidentiality and non-compete agreements with employees and third parties
  • Formulate policies and procedures to help deter and prevent trade secret theft by former, current and future employees
  • Prepare agreements for the license or sale of trade secrets
  • Due diligence clean-room review of trade secrets for sale or purchase of a business
  • Litigate trade secret misappropriation cases before state courts, federal courts, the International Trade Commission (ITC), and arbitration panels
  • Conduct internal audits and investigations regarding trade secret misappropriation

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