A trade secret is best defined as valuable business information that is generally preserved with high confidentiality. Trade secrets may be used in businesses and are usually helpful for competitive business related matters. Unlike copyrights, trademarks, and patents, which are usually disclosed to public as a crucial condition to granting protection, trade secrets lose their worth if they are disclosed to anyone, or in public. The value of trade secrets generally depends on taking reasonable precautionary measures to maintain secrecy and confidentiality.
The laws designed to protect trade secrets can help a company protect economically valuable procedures and techniques from third-party exploitation. There are different parameters of trade secrets as well as competition, which interests technology, media, and entrepreneurial clients. In order to protect trade secrets, it requires proactive work by creative enterprises to make sure that the practices are consistent with proprietary interests valued and meant to develop. This area may also raise special concerns for technical and executive contractors and employees, for various states, and for national jurisdictions that have different approaches toward the competitive restrictions involved. One single mistake can lead to massive loss of business trade secret and intellectual property protection.
Our Kettner Law unit is a team of conscientious intellectual property attorneys formed to keep various practices of the company informed of relevant issues, develop necessary policies, and to also protect the company’s trade secrets. Our aim is to make the primary task systematic.
We offer our clients suggestions about different ways they can exploit the value of trade secrets, while protecting themselves against trade secret misappropriation, which happens frequently.
Trade secret litigation require a significant level of dedication and commitment, and we consistently aspire to provide well-defined analysis of all the risk factors to our clients. If feasible, we also protect our clients’ trade secrets using methods like demand letters and/or negotiation.
Our Services include:
Help with implementing internal controls
Confidentiality, non-competition and non-disclosure agreements
Company trade secret policy creation and IP creation
Licensing program development
Negotiation sale of commercially viable and marketable trade secrets
Pre-trial consultation to determine rights and to choose criminal or civil remedies