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Trade Secrets Litigation


Trade secrets are prized assets that encompass an enormous variety of confidential information critical to a company’s competitive advantage, reputation and brand. Given today’s highly mobile workforce, complications arising when businesses jointly develop trade secrets and the increased ease with which trade secrets may be misappropriated, companies must take appropriate steps to protect their proprietary information.

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  • Successfully defended healthcare benefits company NationsBenefits  against trade secret misappropriation and various related claims asserted by a company with which NationsBenefits had previously enjoyed a cooperative business relationship
  • Served as lead trial counsel for Allscripts  in an action involving data privacy issues with claims for breach of contract, trade secret misappropriation and unfair competition
  • Represented Next Caller  Inc., a developer of enterprise-grade ANI validation and fraud detection technology, in simultaneous patent infringement litigation and trade secrets, tortious interference and breach of contract litigation  related to authentication services; successfully secured a unanimous jury verdict in favor of Next Caller in both matters

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