Trade Secret & Noncompete Litigation

Strong Trade Secret And Noncompete Defense

Proprietary information is of critical importance to any company. The ability to leverage these assets depends in great part on the ability to effectively develop their commercial value. The misappropriation of trade secrets, or the breach of noncompete agreements, must be addressed effectively and decisively.

Take Immediate Protective Action

At Pierce & O’Neill, LLP, our lawyers maintain a strong practice in the defense of trade secrets and intellectual property. Having successfully represented many clients in this field, we instinctively recognize the importance of taking immediate action to accomplish our clients’ objectives. To this end, we file and defend temporary restraining orders and permanent injunctions to protect our clients’ trade secrets.

Our firm’s founders, Jesse Pierce and Jack O’Neill, each draw on more than 40 years of experience assisting some of the most sophisticated, advanced energy and commercial companies in the United States. Together with our team of attorneys, we are attuned to our clients’ needs and are prepared to take the steps necessary in any given matter.

Representative Trade Secret Cases

Some of our representative cases in this area of law are included below:

  • Multimillion-dollar jury award and judgment for client in unfair competition and theft of trade secrets case
  • Represented client in claim for breach of certain covenants of an employment agreement and theft of trade secrets, resulting in a large damages award and injunctive relief in favor of client

Analyze Possible Alternatives

While we are formidable trial attorneys who have achieved great successes in the courtroom, we do not view every trade secret or noncompete dispute as a nail to be hammered at with a trial. Rather, we analyze all possible alternatives, such as negotiations, arbitration and mediation, in order to create a solution that achieves our clients’ immediate and long-term goals.