Trade Secrets

Regardless of size or location, former employees, vendors, contractors, and other entities with access to private and sensitive information are constant threats to the success of a business, which is why it is imperative to diligently protect this information.  LKC partners with clients to do exactly that across a myriad of industries, including technology, telecommunications, energy, health care, financial institutions, hospitality, retail, and manufacturing. 

Our attorneys regularly counsel clients on protecting their trade secrets and other proprietary information from misappropriation. However, should litigation become necessary, we are poised to aggressively prosecute or defend individuals and companies accused of violating covenants not to compete or stealing, using, or disclosing confidential information. Our experience representing both companies and employees as plaintiffs and defendants gives us a balanced, practical approach to crafting effective solutions for our clients with as little disruption to business as possible. 

By taking an efficient and cost-effective approach to trade secret violations, our attorneys stand ready to defend, prosecute, and enforce the following types of laws: 

  • Uniform Trade Secrets Act
  • Unfair Competition Law
  • Trade Secret Misappropriation
  • Trade Secret Theft
  • Confidentiality Violations
  • Data Security Breach

In any of these unfortunate situations, our attorneys can move swiftly to obtain restraining orders and injunctions designed to protect clients’ rights and defend against similar actions brought by opponents.  Most importantly, our attorneys recognize the importance of guarding against disclosure of proprietary information during the litigation process to ensure it does not fall into the public domain or competitors’ hands.

Clients also turn to LKC to help them identify whether valuable intellectual property assets are best protected as a trade secret, or whether patent or copyright protection is more appropriate. Our team is experienced in developing and executing a variety of preventive measures, including restrictive covenants, trade secret and intellectual property audits, unfair competition and breach of fiduciary duty, trade secret protection policies, and employee training practices.

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