What exactly is a trade secret? It can be anything that is not known by another party. It can be as simple as a mailing list, the name of suppliers or manufacturers, or a design.
Trade secrets are strongly protected by state courts and federal courts. And, it is fairly easy to obtain trade secret protection.
Even so, trade secret litigation can be imposing to inexperienced counsel and to the parties themselves. Such litigation can be cost effective in clear cut cases, and often brings substantial damage awards in verdicts. In complex cases, the litigation may require testimony by several witnesses; even so, we believe such complex litigation is cost effective in many cases.
We feel it is advantageous to have an experienced attorney who has many years of experience, and has handled these issues in litigation.
Because of our experience and efficiency, we can provide quality litigation services at affordable rates for most companies and even for many individuals. We provide fixed fee estimates for the parts of each case, so that your expenses will be under control. We provide realistic options for saving money, and we know when and how it can be wise to spend money to improve your chances of success.
TYPES OF TRADE SECRET CASES
In the following, we note almost anything can be deemed a trade secret if it is confidential. Also, note that a pending patent application is often deemed a trade secret if it is considered confidential.
- violation of confidentiality agreements
- trade secret theft
- trade secret royalty disputes
- trade secret violation lawsuits in Federal Court
- trade secret violation lawsuits in state courts
- appeals to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC)
- appeals to state court appellate forums
Please feel free to contact us for help with any of these situations. We will be happy to talk with you! We would be pleased to provide a free initial consultation. There is no obligation.