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Defend Your Trade Secrets

If trade secrets were taken from your business, or you were accused of taking or accepting trade secrets, call the intellectual property attorneys at Hayes Scott Bonino Ellingson Guslani Simonson & Clause, LLP, in San Carlos. Our experienced lawyers have decades of combined litigation experience they will use to protect your interests.

Serving Tech Companies and Entrepreneurs in the Heart of Silicon Valley

It is essential that you act quickly when you become aware of trade secret theft. The sooner you respond, the sooner the other party can be prohibited from using your trade secrets. If an employee leaves and starts a competing business, or if you see evidence that your trade secrets are being used, contact our law firm immediately.

A few examples of proprietary trade secret legal issues that a business can face include:

  • Losses of trade secrets that are often the result of employee or contractor data theft
  • Customer lists and data relevant to clients that could be classified as a trade secret if the lists include information that is not public knowledge – for example, the name of the contact person at a company
  • Secret formulas, software source code and secret manufacturing processes that are often a business’s competitive edge

Employees may be recruited by other companies to come to work for them – and bring trade secrets. We are available for counsel on how to educate your employees on their responsibilities regarding trade secrets. Our lawyers can assist individuals and businesses involved in trade secret litigation involving noncompete agreements and employment contracts.

Protect Your Company From Data Theft

Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, many of our clients have a national business presence. Consequently, our San Carlos office serves as a base for advising and representing clients throughout the United States who have business or litigation interests in California. You can contact us now to arrange a consultation.