Every business protects key information that contributes to its success and distinguishes it from competitors. In the context of business law, these are called trade secrets.
Trade secrets vary depending on the industry, but some examples include:
- Software code
- Financial account records
- Data strategies
- Computer algorithms
- Inventions and products awaiting patents
With contemporary technology, it’s now easier than ever for confidential information to be exposed. The trade secret attorneys at Martensen IP each have over 20 years of experience helping clients secure their intellectual property and advantages in the marketplace. We can assist you in creating documents and establishing procedures that keep the valuable information driving your success confidential.
Protecting Trade Secrets
Information is never secure on its own. To qualify as legally protected “trade secrets,” certain procedures and rules must be instituted and followed at your business. This includes things like nondisclosure agreements (NDAs), confidentiality contracts, non-compete agreements, policies for handling confidential information, and more.
Without such a framework, a court will often refuse to legally protect the information you sought to keep confidential. If this is the case, your trade secrets could be shared, diminishing your business’ competitive edge.
Martensen IP understands the critical role trade secrets play in business valuation. Value directly relates to a company’s ability to capture, maximize, and secure its advantages over its competition. Trade secret protections support these advantages by ensuring other businesses cannot capitalize on the valuable codes, algorithms, formulas, marketing strategies, or other commercial solutions that drive your business’ success.
Trade Secret Attorneys
As trade secret advisors, Martensen IP’s legal team counsels businesses on the trade secret policies and procedures that can increase their value. We will provide advice that is informed by an intimate understanding of your company, best business practices, and our extensive legal knowledge. With several decades of relevant experience gained from practicing in large national law firms in Silicon Valley and Colorado, as well as many years of government service, our lawyers will leverage their diverse legal experiences and business insights to your benefit.
At Martensen IP, our attorneys will help you identify what information may qualify as a trade secret under the law and establish a framework to protect it. From drafting contracts to helping you institute policies regarding the handling of data, we’ll utilize a variety of strategies to protect the information that enhances the value of your business.
"Keen ability to target and successfully capture IP concepts for further development."David Bruemmer, 5D Robotics
"Navigated our patent applications from complex technology to award. Mike’s global associates helped inform and execute our global strategy."Julie Zinn, Spirae
"Trusted counsel who distills complex technology and legal matters into simple terms."Richard Kinsman, TERSUS
We Maintain A Record of Success in Achieving Patent CoverageEvery attorney has 20+ years of experience and has drafted and prosecuted hundreds of successful patent applications.
We Function At The Intersection Of Business, Law And Technology
Our experience and knowledge converge at the intersection of intellectual property and government contracting. We are uniquely positioned not just as a provider of technical counsel, but also as part of business advisory teams.
We Provide Superior Legal Guidance and ValueExperience in numerous business and engineering disciplines creates a knowledge base that makes it possible for our attorneys to assist clients in situations where IP legal advice only makes sense if placed within the context of a client’s complete business strategy.
We Develop Strategies to Enhance Competitive AdvantageWe come up with great IP strategies to enhance our client’s competitive advantage but recognize that the technology will change, the environment will change, the competition will change and so will our plan; we’re ready.
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