Trade Secret Practice

Protection against unauthorized disclosure of trade secrets and confidential information (including competition by former employees/vendors) is becoming increasingly important as competition in business increases on a global basis.

OGRP actively counsels clients on how to protect against unauthorized disclosure or use of their trade secrets and confidential information; our attorneys provide trade secret audits and advice, including:

  1. drafting appropriate provisions in employee contracts, particularly those of key employees, to cover non-disclosure and, to the extent lawful and enforceable, non-competition commitments

  2. taking adequate steps to meet judicial standards for the maintenance of trade secrets, particularly with respect to R&D and design operations

  3. training of personnel on the need to require confidentiality agreements with vendors and other third parties, in order to maintain trade secrets and preserve patent opportunities, both in the U.S. and abroad