RPNA attorneys keep business objectives on track when advising clients on the preservation and protection of trade secrets. Information is more mobile than ever. Turnover in staff at the highest levels, coupled with increasingly digitized or electronically stored data, makes the mass exodus of proprietary information very easy.
Although trade secret laws are written specifically, they present far broader implications. In order to be legally classified a trade secret, intrinsic value must be established. In addition, reasonable measures to keep the trade secret—a secret—must be proven. RPNA’s trade secret legal counsel spans the continuum of challenges that can and do arise when seeking to protect important trade secrets or corporate know how, such as the:
- Establishment of security measures to protect trade secrets
- Proactive hiring practices such as non-disclosure and non-compete agreements that comply with existing law
- Execution of immediate legal action to enforce trade secret rights when a violation occurs
Litigation of trade secret theft can result in injunctions against violators, damages and considerable financial penalties. Whether our attorneys are called upon to execute cease and desist letters or to pursue damages and injunctive relief through litigation, trial or on appeal, the firm’s attorneys are known for tough, highly exacting advocacy on behalf of our clients.