Silicon Valley Unfair Competition Lawyers
Knowledgeable Attorneys Experienced in Trade Secret Litigation and Protection
For many California businesses, trade secrets are critical assets. Their trade secrets and proprietary information provide them an advantage over their competitors. For that reason, businesses must protect their trade secrets and keep their confidential information out of the hands of competitors.
When that secrecy is violated, a business's existence is put at risk. Conversely, the mere allegation of trade secret violations or security breaches can put a business's reputation or a high-level professional's career at risk. At the law office of Cooke Kobrick & Wu LLP, we are dedicated to protecting the rights, reputation and key trade secrets of all clients who come to our firm.
Our trade secret litigation practice encompasses planning, protection, and enforcement, providing you with the experience, knowledge and dedication you need. Contact our firm at 650-917-8045. We have two offices in the Silicon Valley — an office near the San Jose-area and an office near San Francisco-area.
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Unique and Comprehensive Experience in Trade Secret Litigation
At Cooke Kobrick & Wu LLP, we cover three key and overlapping areas in trade secret litigation. Those areas are:
While many of our peers and competitors know trade secret law, they do not address all three areas of trade secret planning, protection, and enforcement handle the protection of trade secrets and trade secret cases in today's information age.
Prevention and Protection of What Your Business Holds Most Valuable
As information systems grow in sophistication, smart phones and portable devices multiply, and we start moving toward widespread use of cloud computing, those interested in stealing proprietary property information threaten to take the latest in technology. Sometimes businesses fall victim to competitors engaging in unfair competition by trade secret theft.
Our objective for business clients goes beyond litigation. We want to prevent trade secret and data breaches from occurring in the first place. Systems that house source code and other highly sensitive confidential information should maintain the highest level of security. Companies should train employees responsible for this proprietary data to maintain confidentiality and strong information security controls.
A Focus on Innovation in New Areas of Trade Secret Litigation
Gathering electronic evidence to pursue a claim or defend a client is a field still in its infancy. Staying on the cutting edge is crucial as this aspect of business law matures. Discovery is a vital part of any trade secret misappropriation claim or data protection investigation. Failing to manage digital evidence and respond appropriately to e-discovery requests can mean big sanctions and the difference between winning and losing a case.
Representative Trade Secret Engagements
- Represented a defendant in the Silicon Valley "Voice Mail" trade secrets case, Jasmine Networks v. Marvell Semiconductor.
- Represented an auto and industrial parts manufacturer in a series of seven cases against competitors for raiding employees and stealing trade secrets. Obtained favorable settlements to prevent unfair competition against the client.
- Defended two former employees of a company against the company's claims of trade secret misappropriation for trying to license software that they themselves wrote. Resulted in a settlement by which the clients retained ownership of the software and the company's claims against the employees were dismissed.
- Assisted a semiconductor manufacturer to investigate and stop a theft of trade secrets by former employees during their departure from the company.
Attorneys staffed by medium and large corporations often find it difficult to stay informed of the latest in technological developments. If you require assistance with any matter relating to trade secrets or trade secret litigation, Cooke Kobrick & Wu LLP, attorneys are singularly well-equipped to provide it.
Contact a Skilled Silicon Valley Unfair Competition Lawyer Today
For more information or to schedule an appointment with an experienced San Jose or San Francisco area trade secret litigation attorney regarding unfair competition that results in the loss of data or trade secrets, please contact us.