A company's trade secrets, whether they are computer software, customer lists, innovative products or services or otherwise, are often among a company's most valuable assets. Trade secrets represent the time, effort and expense invested in building a company's customer base, and if this is not protected, the value of the company can be lost.
Chadbourne’s intellectual property lawyers have extensive experience and a proven track record protecting and litigating trade secret and unfair competition disputes throughout the US. Our lawyers represent clients in diverse industries, including the motion picture industry, the recording industry, telecommunications, fashion and the food and beverage industry.
Our services include:
- Non-disclosure agreements
- Preparing and filing early provisional patent applications
- Review and drafting IP provisions in employment agreements
- IP licensing agreements
- Counseling/litigation and dispute resolution
Trade Secret Enforcement Action in Telecommunications Industry
Chadbourne represented a nationally recognized telecommunications company that specializes in the placement of advertisements in local TV stations across the country in a trade secret litigation pending in the Southern District of New York involving allegations that the defendants misappropriated trade secrets and breached relevant contracts.
Trade Secret Ruling Results in Favorable Settlement
Chadbourne represented Microsemi Corporation in asserting breach of contract and misappropriation of trade secrets claims in the United States District Court of the Southern District of New York. The case involved application-specific integrated circuits and Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) technology. The case was settled favorably following a bench trail before Judge Shira A. Scheindlin.
Trade Secret Enforcement Action in Nuclear Industry
Chadbourne represented a global leader in the safe processing and disposal of nuclear material, in New York state court in a litigation that involved allegations that the defendants breached their employment agreements and misappropriated plaintiffs' trade secrets.
Computer Source Code Theft
Chadbourne represented 9mmedia, a software design firm that develops web and mobile applications, in a copyright infringement litigation in the Southern District of New York concerning the alleged misappropriation of computer source code and the breach of related contracts.
Paul Tanck, chair of the Firm's Intellectual Property Group, has been involved in litigating, licensing, and developing IP portfolios in a wide range of technologies extending across industrial control systems, computer software and hardware, integrated circuits, debit/credit card technologies,...