Trade Secret Law

A trade secret is important and valuable information that a person or business requires to be kept secret from those who would benefit from its public disclosure – in particular competitors and/or former employees. The Uniform Trade Secrets Act (“UTSA”), like the California Uniform Trade Secrets Act (“CUTSA”), defines a trade secret as:

  • information, including a formula, pattern, compilation, program, device, method, technique, or process,
  • that derives independent economic value, actual or potential, from not being generally known to or readily ascertainable through appropriate means by other persons who might obtain economic value from its disclosure or use; and
  • is the subject of efforts that are reasonable under the circumstances to maintain its secrecy.

Often times in this electronic age, information such as “know-how,” “customer lists,” or manufacturing methods, to name a few, are not protected as it should be. Whether protecting such information from a soon-to-be ex-employee, a competitor, or the public at large, the attorneys at Berstein Law possess infinite knowledge as how to: (1) implement protection policies/safeguards including confidentiality agreements; (2) pursue those who have misappropriate your business’s trade secrets (such as ex-employees or competitors); and/or (3) defend against claims of misappropriation (typically from competitors or former employers).

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