A company’s trade secrets can include a wide range of technical and business information, including software, manufacturing methods, chemical formulations, designs, manufacturing drawings, and business plans.  In the digital age, it has become more difficult to track the flow of sensitive information and easier for personnel or outsiders to improperly gain access to and use a company’s trade secrets.  This together with passage of laws that help protect trade secrets, such as the passage of the Uniform Trade Secret Act (UTSA) and the recent federal Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA), has led to an increase in trade secret misappropriation litigation. The Porter Hedges litigation team has been at the forefront of trade secret litigation.

Our litigators have extensive experience initiating and defending trade secret litigation under both state and federal law, including preliminary and permanent injunctive relief.  We have successfully represented plaintiffs and defendants in claims related to theft of technology, non-compete agreements, non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements, employee raiding, and employee defections, and industrial espionage.