Trade secrets provide a crucial competitive advantage – they protect a wide range of proprietary information where other intellectual property protection is not yet secured, or may not be available or desired.
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie attorneys understand that a company’s trade secrets and proprietary information are among its most valuable assets. Vigilant maintenance of a company’s trade secrets is necessary because of a high-tech corporate culture, increasingly easy access to information, and a mobile work force. Our lawyers work with clients from the very beginning to develop systems and protocols to protect the proprietary and confidential nature of trade secrets and to minimize the risk of unfair competition. When litigation becomes necessary, our lawyers have extensive experience in prosecuting and defending disputes concerning the misappropriation of trade secrets, unfair competition, and enforcement of non-competition and confidentiality agreements.
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie’s intellectual property practice group provides significant depth of experience in trade secrets and unfair competition law, including:
- Designing systems for the protection of trade secrets, and drafting and enforcing non-compete and non-disclosure agreements.
- Counseling related to the enforceability of restrictive covenants and trade secret agreements.
- Preparing and negotiating nondisclosure and non-compete agreements.
- Prosecuting and defending trade secret claims, including extensive experience with temporary restraining orders and injunctions.