We help our clients protect and keep secret the information that gives them a competitive edge.
There are many definitions of “trade secret,” some simple, some very complex. But all definitions have three elements in common: a trade secret is (i) information, (ii) that gives one an advantage over the competition (iii) that must be kept secret. Trade secrets are not limited to the high-tech industry or cutting-edge, state of the art inventions. Any information that provides a competitive advantage and is kept secret may qualify. Understanding our clients’ businesses is a very important component of our service. We then develop and implement business practices, policies and internal systems that enhance the protection of their trade secrets. We help our client keep this vital information secret. Our services range from crafting non-disclosure agreements and devising internal policies and procedures to counseling and devising strategies on the obligations of employees to their employers, preventing “employee raiding” and the interplay of California’s laws with those of other states.