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Trade Secrets

Trade secrets, if properly protected, may be an organization’s most valuable intangible assets. Trade secrets can include anything from confidential customer lists to proprietary algorithms and sophisticated manufacturing processes. As such, trade secrets may be in the form of non-technical information as well as technical information spanning the gamut of technical and scientific disciplines.

Our firm’s attorneys bring technical expertise in numerous fields as well as business and legal acumen to help our clients identify, protect and if necessary defend valuable trade secrets. Services provided by members of this team include:

  • Counseling on establishing infrastructure and processes for identifying and protecting organizational trade secrets
  • Assisting with choosing between trade secret protection and patent protection
  • Litigation
  • Preparation and review of confidentiality agreements and other contracts to protect trade secrets
  • Providing trade secret education seminars to clients
  • License counseling, negotiation and drafting
  • Development and consulting agreement counseling, negotiation and drafting
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution

Areas in which the Team has represented clients include:

  • Architectural plans
  • Business methods
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemical formulas
  • Commercial data
  • Composition of matter formulations
  • Diagnostic methods
  • E-commerce
  • Electronics
  • Engineering drawings
  • Experimental data
  • Financial information
  • Food and drink recipes
  • Marketing plans
  • Manufacturing processes
  • Medical methods
  • Plastics molding and extrusion
  • Product configuration
  • Product inspection methods
  • R & D information
  • Software algorithms


Related Representative Matters

  • Negotiated favorable settlement prior to trial for professional services firm accused of copyright infringement and trade secret misappropriation
  • Successfully represented defendant accused of trade secret misappropriation
  • Provided in-house employee training to identify and protect trade secrets and avoid misappropriation of trade secrets from former employment


1635 Market Street, 12th Floor
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103-2212

215-567-2010 | 215-751-1142

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Lehigh Valley

6081 Hamilton Blvd Suite 600
Allentown, Pennsylvania 18106

610-255-7551 | 610-255-7542

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