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Trade Secrets

Clients in a wide range of industries entrust us with their most complex and high-stakes trade secret litigation. Our attorneys have successfully prosecuted and defended trade secret misappropriation cases for clients in the fields of health care, entertainment, finance, aerospace, and telecommunications, among others. In courts and alternative dispute resolution forums throughout the country, our attorneys draw on their wealth of trial experience to develop strategic and cost-effective paths to victory — and do so quickly. Recognizing that trade secret cases often turn on requests for preliminary injunctive relief, speed is paramount. We have obtained immediate results, such as arranging for the return of stolen trade secrets and quickly ending solicitation of stolen trade secrets. On the defense side, we have successfully warded off efforts by competitors to pry into our client's own trade secrets.

We also have substantial experience litigating claims that frequently arise in connection with trade secrets' litigation, including claims related to breach of fiduciary duties, non-disclosure agreements, non-compete agreements, and licenses, as well as statutory causes of action under RICO, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, and the Electronic Communications Privacy Act.

Representative Matters

  • Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc. v. Amgen Inc. Secured dismissal of trade secrets case on behalf of Amgen.
  • Broadcom v. SpaceX. Defeated TRO and preliminary injunction applications on behalf of SpaceX in a well-publicized dispute involving allegations of unfair competition and trade secret misappropriation.
  • CoreLogic Solutions. Obtained broad injunctions against theft of trade secrets and confidential information, admissions of misappropriation of confidential information, and published apologies from five former employees of CoreLogic Solutions, LLC, one of the country's leading property information, analytics and services providers.
  • A medical device company. Obtained sweeping temporary restraining order and injunction for theft of trade secrets and confidential information against a former employee of the company, who left to join a primary competitor.
  • T-Mobile v. Huawei Technologies. Representing T-Mobile in a trade secrets lawsuit against the Chinese smartphone maker Huawei Technologies alleging the manufacturer stole T-Mobile's smartphone testing robot.
  • Direct Technologies v. Electronic Arts. Representing video game publisher in copyright and trade secret action related to "The Sims 3" video game.