Trade Secrets Lawyers | McDermott Corporate Litigation Team

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 secret information 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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  • Obtained a decisive jury trial victory in the first plaintiff’s verdict won by any law firm under the Defend Trade Secrets Act whereby Dalmatia Import Group pursued bet-the-company litigation against a former distributor and manufacturer that had launched an impersonator product
  • Won a major jury trial victory on behalf of Diablo Technologies in its high-stakes battle with former development partner, Netlist, when it accused Diablo of eight counts of trade secret misappropriation, two counts of breach of contract, incorrect inventorship of Diablo’s patent and two counts of trademark infringement and false advertising under the Lanham Act
  • Represented technology company Brocade Communications Systems in its successful case against A10 Networks, alleging intellectual property infringement and unfair competition—after a 14-day trial, the jury awarded Brocade a complete victory, finding for the company on every count and awarding $112 million in damages—one of the largest trade secret damages verdicts on record

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