Helping You Protect Your Trade Secrets

Knowledge is power, and nowhere is that more apparent than in the business world. Trade secrets — a secret device or technique used by a company to manufacture its products — are becoming more important in the business world, especially companies looking to get a leg up on success. And protecting those trade secrets is key to continued success in the business world.

Not surprisingly, trade secret litigation is among the fastest-growing areas of controversy in our nation — and California is one of the most active states for this type of dispute. At Fergus, A Law Office, I provide robust and decisive legal representation to clients who want to protect their financial investment in matters involving trade secrets. With over 35 years of experience developing sound legal strategies for clients across a wide spectrum of legal disciplines, I know what steps need to be taken to limit the damage a trade secret violation can do to a business or reputation.

A Rapid Response Can Limit Harm To Your Bottom Line

Trade secret litigation cases turn on evidence of malfeasance, a reasonable interpretation of contractual language and laws governing intellectual property. In other words, they are complicated. And a rapid response to trade secret misappropriation or infringement can significantly limit harm to the bottom line.

I draw on more than 35 years of complex civil litigation experience to assess the facts thoroughly and to act quickly to protect your rights. If your trade secret rights have been violated, I can seek immediate injunctive relief to halt the violations, followed by a lawsuit seeking damages. If you have been accused of infringing someone else's trade secrets, I can assert your right to operate unimpeded based on your implied rights and, when present, your contractual rights.

Protect Your Proprietary Rights And Your Good Name

The reality of trade secret violations points out the importance of having appropriate confidentiality agreements in place with employees and third parties. While there is an inherent tension between cultivating a relationship with employees and trade partners and treating them with suspicion, business owners must be prudent when addressing objective risks.

Similarly, a party that is restricted by a nondisclosure agreement can suffer lasting reputational damage if accused of misappropriating trade secrets. These individuals should seek legal counsel to understand the parameters of their nondisclosure agreement so as to not commit any inadvertent violations.

The outcome of your trade secret litigation can have enormous consequences for your future. Retain representation from a pre-eminent trial attorney who excels at trade secret litigation. Call Fergus, A Law Office, today at 866-256-5487 or contact my San Francisco office online to schedule a consultation.