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The protection of intellectual property has long been a concern for the U.S. business community. In 2010, for the first time in U.S. history, the value of intellectual property stolen exceeded all other forms of workplace fraud and theft. It is currently estimated that such theft costs U.S. businesses in excess of $300 billion annually.
In today’s economy, a company’s position in the marketplace is often defined by its success in securing, managing and protecting its intellectual property. We work closely with clients to develop comprehensive solutions to secure and protect their intellectual property. These solutions often include copyright and trademark protection, licensing agreements, trade secret and unfair competition counseling, and intellectual property monitoring and enforcement programs.
We also counsel clients on best practices for protecting trade secrets while preventing claims of misappropriation by others. This frequently includes identifying and defining trade secrets, establishing measures and programs for protecting trade secrets, and incorporation of trade secret protection into employment, confidentiality and non-compete agreements. We also assist in developing and implementing practical, cost-effective strategies for policing infringement and enforcing clients’ legal rights, including referral of appropriate cases to law enforcement.