Whether it is a unique pricing method, a new and unique manufacturing process, a formula, a recipe, or key customer data, your company’s trade secrets are among its most valuable assets. Believe it or not, the greatest threat to your company’s trade secrets are not from outside hackers or would-be thieves, but from your own employees and contractors. When one of them leaves the company, your trade secrets may be at risk; especially if they are leaving to go to work for a competitor. Because employee mobility is on the rise, and because of the increasing ease with which critical business information may be captured and shared by your employees, companies today must use every means possible to protect their valuable trade secrets.
The Lawson Firm (TLF) has decades of experience helping companies maximize their trade secret protection efforts. TLF will help your company identify risks to its critical trade secrets and put in place effective measures to protect them. TLF trade secret protection services include:
- Review of company policies and agreements (i.e. employee non disclosure and non competition agreements) to ensure they provide maximum protection for trade secrets;
- Trade secret program audit and implementation of corrective measures and best practices;
- Ongoing training to support and reinforce the program; and
- Misappropriation investigations.
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