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Trade Secrets

Our team is highly experienced with the timing, nuance, and compelling arguments of trade secret claims.


Intense competition in today’s global economy and the dramatic rise in employee mobility between companies, coupled with the ease of transferring large quantities of data, has made it more difficult than ever to safeguard a company’s trade secrets – often its most valuable intellectual property assets.

From confidential computer algorithms, formulas, data compilations, technical specifications and know-how, manufacturing processes and methods, to marketing strategies and related business intelligence, the loss of trade secrets can severely impact company value.

Whether called upon to swiftly obtain preliminary injunctions or to assemble a trial-tested and technology-savvy litigation team to uphold clients’ rights, or to defend clients against claims of trade secret misappropriation, Pearl Cohen is highly experienced with the timing, nuance, and compelling arguments of trade secret claims.

We handle trade secret disputes in federal and state courts and before the International Trade Commission and arbitration panels. Utilizing the federal Defend Trade Secrets Act, the Uniform Trade Secrets Act, and complementary unfair competition laws, Pearl Cohen has helped safeguard clients’ vital commercial assets and data. From pre-litigation investigations, temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions to trials and appeals, our practitioners, many of whom hold advanced technical degrees, combine practicality and efficiency to obtain favorable results in complex trade secret matters.

As a result, we are trusted as the go-to law firm by innovation-driven enterprises including Fortune 500, small-cap emerging companies, and startups to counsel and provide guidance on issues related to:

  • Trade secret misappropriation
  • Unfair competition
  • Nondisclosure agreements
  • Trade secret audits
  • Employee raiding
  • Breach of contract
  • Software as a Service (SaaS) Terms of Service Agreements
  • Trade secret license negotiations
  • Internal trade secret and confidential information policies

With our multidisciplinary and cross-border practice, we stand ready to counsel our clients through these complicated matters wherever they do business.