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Trade Secret & Non-Compete Law

The competitiveness of the global business environment is ever-increasing. Now more than ever, protection of intellectual capital is critical for growth and continued survival. Post & Schell's national Trade Secret & Non-Compete Law Group is poised to provide knowledge-driven enterprises with the consulting, compliance and litigation services necessary to guard their trade secrets and defend against unfair competition.

Our Trade Secret & Non-Compete attorneys assist businesses in drafting and reviewing agreements designed to protect trade secret, and confidential and proprietary business information. They also identify vulnerabilities in employers’ confidentiality, non-solicitation and non-competition agreements, as well as related employment practices, and recommend corrective practices that may enhance enforcement of these agreements and preserve the intellectual capital of knowledge-driven enterprises. Our attorneys litigate trade secret and unfair competition cases bringing affirmative litigation to prevent unfair competition or the theft of trade secrets.

Typical clients of our Trade Secret & Non-Compete Law Group include, for example, enterprises involved in:

  • Bio-Medical & Clinical Research
  • Genetic Agriculture
  • Health Care Delivery
  • High Technology Manufacturing
  • Intellectual Property
  • Pharmaceutical Marketing
  • Publishing
  • Securities
  • Software Development & Other Information Technology

Our Trade Secret & Non-Compete Law Group provides the following litigation, compliance and consulting services to businesses facing trade secret and unfair competition issues:

  • Drafting employment policies for the protection of trade secret and confidential business information
  • Drafting confidentiality, non-solicitation and non-competition agreements
  • Advising businesses regarding the enforceability of confidentiality, non-solicitation and non-competition agreements
  • Developing strategies to address the hiring and firing of individuals possessing trade secret and confidential business information whether or not subject to confidentiality, non-solicitation and/or non-competition agreements
  • Seeking injunctive relief to prevent the theft or threatened theft of trade secrets, and the breach of confidentiality, non-solicitation and non-competition agreements, and monetary damages to compensate clients for the misappropriation of their trade secrets
  • Defending clients against unfair competition and theft of trade secret claims and suits in federal and state courts