Trade Secrets

Trade Secrets and confidential information are protected by statute, common law and contract in the U.S. and abroad

Protect-able proprietary information can include entities like unpatented research results, manufacturing know-how, proprietary physical materials, computer source code, nonpublic pricing and margin information, customer and supplier lists, and business strategies. In the pharmaceutical area, there are laws relating to when a competitor can rely on confidential data submitted to the regulatory authorities in connection with a product approval. We can help you implement agreements and procedures to protect your confidential information from misappropriation or unwanted disclosure to competitors. If an issue arises, we will assist you in enforcing your rights in court.