Trade Secrets

Protecting Your Brand And Your Bottom Line
Trade secrets are often a company’s most valuable assets. From conducting trade secret audits and drafting trade secret policies, to litigating misappropriation cases in venues across the country, Arent Fox attorneys have the experience to help our clients safeguard these critical assets.

Our Approach

Arent Fox is a go-to destination for companies asserting or defending claims of trade secret misappropriation and unfair competition in federal and state courts and before public agencies. The firm has notable experience on the best practices for identifying valuable trade secrets, and for designing, implementing, and maintaining trade secret policies and protections under the federal Defend Trade Secrets Act, the Uniform Trade Secrets Act, and related state laws. We also advise clients on ways to monetize their trade secrets, including licensing.

Arent Fox stands apart because of our integrated approach. We pair attorneys from our industry leading practices with our top litigators to create a formidable team. No matter the issue – from obtaining a preliminary injunction to assembling a veteran trial team – we help you understand the facts and make decisions before events take control. We also regularly counsel employers on the best ways to prevent theft and ensuing litigation.

Our Focus

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In particular, our attorneys have extensive experience litigating claims involving computer, software, and data security technologies. We also advise clients in industries as diverse as government contracting and professional services, to the technology, health care, and telecommunications sectors. Many of our team members have technical backgrounds and advanced degrees in these areas that allows them to fully understand both the underlying technology and the law. Finally, because trade secret misappropriation cases often lead to criminal investigations and potential prosecution by state or federal authorities, we regularly draw upon the experience of our white collar practice to advise clients.

How We Help

  • Breach of Contract
  • Employment Agreements
  • Non-Compete Agreements
  • Non-Disclosure Agreements
  • Internal Investigations
  • Trade Secret Disputes
  • Trade Secret Audits
  • Trade Secret Policies
  • Criminal investigations and prosecutions
  • Licensing
  • Litigation – including TROs and Injunctive Relief

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