Dallas Law Firm Representing Companies Involved In Disputes Over Trade Secrets

Trade secrets are among the most valuable assets a company may have. A trade secret is any confidential process, formula, pattern, device, or collection of information which is used in a business to gain an advantage over competitors. Keeping your trade secrets confidential can make the difference between success and bankruptcy. Unfortunately, many businesses do not adequately protect such information. Failure to do so can result in competitors accessing trade secrets or a Court determining that your company’s information is not entitled to protection under the law. The Dallas business law attorneys of The Johnson Firm have extensive experience in litigating state and federal disputes over infringements on trade secrets and are ready to assist you. Call our lawyers today to schedule an initial consultation.

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Business law attorneys aggressively protecting Dallas companies who have had their trade secrets violated

There are a number of things which may constitute a trade secret. They are all incredibly important and are often among the most valuable assets a company owns. Trade secrets are protected under Texas law. When a company’s rights to a trade secret have been violated and information has been misappropriated, it can be devastating. It is imperative, therefore, to take all necessary steps to protect a company’s trade secret information and to aggressively enforce violations of trade secret rights. Disputes in this area of the law typically revolve around:

  • Formulas or algorithms
  • Computer software
  • Specialized hardware
  • The design of a product
  • Blueprints or plans
  • Modifications to an existing machine or process
  • Business methods and processes
  • Customer lists
  • Internal business policies
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If any of these interests have been violated, then the first step should be to have the infringement stopped to avoid further damage. Once the wrongful actions have been brought to a halt then the next step is to begin the process of recovering damages for the wrong done to your company. Hiring an attorney versed in this area of the law is crucial.

Trade secret litigation can be among the most complicated of business lawsuits. This is true for several reasons. First, disagreements often exist about whether the information falls within the definition of trade secret. As described above, a trade secret is a process, method, data, technique, or other form of proprietary information that is valuable to a business because it is known only to the company. The company must also have taken reasonable measures to the protect the secrecy of the information for it to meet the definition. A considerable amount of evidence may be required to establish if something qualifies for trade secret protection. Second, cases of trade secret misappropriation often involve elements of breach of contract, corporate espionage, intentional theft, fraud, and other complex legal theories. In the age of emails, cloud computing, hacking, etc., forensic searches of electronic data may be required to understand the full breadth of the offense and responsible parties. Working with experienced attorneys who have access to cutting edge discovery techniques can be especially important to the success of such actions.

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Our Dallas lawyers assist companies who have had their trade secrets violated or stolen. Once retained we will quickly demand a cease to any further infringement. We will quickly file for injunctive relief with state or federal court, which is a request that the wrongful acts stop immediately, if the other party ignores the demand. We will use the civil litigation process to seek damages for the economic harm that has been done to your business. We understand that the misappropriation of a trade secret can bring a company to its knees; we will aggressively protect your interests.

Texas attorneys focusing on business law and trade secrets so company owners can focus on their business

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The Johnson Firm makes the law its business so you can focus on the most important thing – running your business. Our collaborative approach to problem solving assists us in providing you with “outside the box” solutions to the issues you are facing. We will stay in regular contact with you while we are formulating these solutions and will promptly return your emails and phone calls. We take pride in the level of service we provide to Texas companies. Contact our attorneys today. The lawyers in our Dallas office also service Plano, Frisco, McKinney, Denton, Fort Worth, Garland, Irving, Austin, Houston, San Antonio, Nacogdoches, Lufkin, and Center, Texas.