Trade Secret

Merchant & Gould’s Trade Secret and Unfair Competition lawyers understand that well-kept trade secrets are critically important to protecting a company’s success and position in the marketplace.

Overview

Trade Secret Practice Group

Merchant & Gould’s Trade Secret and Unfair Competition lawyers understand that well-kept trade secrets are critically important to protecting a company’s success and position in the marketplace. In a world of constant change in technology, product development, and innovation, we assist clients to ensure that trade secrets are kept safe and protected. The safe-keeping of proprietary and confidential information is a commonly used tool that Merchant & Gould’s clients find useful to maintain a competitive advantage. The firm’s trial-tested teams are experienced in trade secret litigation but also counsel clients to prevent trade secret disputes from arising. The highly technical and scientific backgrounds of its professionals bring added depth for efficient and cost-effective legal support. The firm’s trade secret practice rounds out the firm’s patent, trademark, litigation, and copyright teams.

Areas of experience and expertise

Counseling

  • Defining trade secrets
  • Employee policies and procedures from initial hire to exit interview
  • Training for in-house legal and business professionals
  • Audits, risk assessment, and due diligence
  • Trade secret management programs
  • Contracts
  • Project management strategies
  • Social media policies
  • Licensing agreements
  • Nondisclosure and non-compete agreements
  • Website and internet procedures and best practices
  • Internal communication policies
  • Who needs to know what

Litigation and Dispute Management

  • Immediate action for relief and injunction
  • Provide litigation strategies to meet client’s business goals
  • Collaboration with client in developing a winning defense
  • Deep trial expertise
  • E-Discovery issues

Our Clients

Our clients are market leaders in various industries including software, electrical, chemical, internet, medical equipment, pharmaceutical, automotive, consumer products, food science, and shooting sports, among others.

 

Trade Secret Practice Group Chairs, Rachel Zimmerman Scobie and Roshni D. Patel