Trade Secret Protection

Trade Secret Protection

Trade secrets are a vital aspect of intellectual property protection for many clients, especially when patent or copyright protection are unavailable or inadequate. Able to render complex issues into manageable data, our attorneys advise clients of the appropriateness of trade secret protection, provide counsel regarding procedures and safeguards, and litigate disputes involving the theft or misappropriation of trade secrets.

Trade secret protection can be a vital aspect of intellectual property protection for a client, especially when patent and/or copyright protection are either unavailable or inadequate.

Waller provides intellectual property trade secret advice to:

  • Franchisors
  • Healthcare companies
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers/service providers
  • Software owners
  • Video producers
  • Defense contractors

Misappropriation Claims

Our attorneys assist clients in asserting claims for misappropriation of trade secrets. Waller attorneys also investigate the illegal access of our clients' computer networks, using the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and state law, to ascertain the identities of the perpetrators and seek redress. We also assist our clients in avoiding claims for the unlawful use or misappropriation of the trade secrets of competitors.

Non-Disclosure Agreements

Waller attorneys provide counsel to clients in the preparation of non-disclosure agreements in a wide variety of contexts, including consulting arrangements, proposed M&A transactions, vendor arrangements and manufacturing arrangements.

Trade Secret Programs

Our lawyers work with clients in the development and implementation of programs to keep confidential the client's trade secrets and the trade secrets of others that have been entrusted to our clients.

Related Experience

Acquired company extricated from trade secrets misappropriation suit

Represented an office products company in a trade secret misappropriation suit that was filed against a company, and an employee, they had recently acquired. Waller successfully extricated the company from the suit.

Restoration and disaster relief company fights trade secret lawsuit

Represented a national restoration and disaster relief company in a lawsuit regarding unfair competition and confidentiality obligations.

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