Trade Secret Legal Services
All businesses have secrets. Software code, financial records, customer lists, and algorithmic solutions are just a few examples. Yet for these secrets to qualify as legally protected “trade secrets,” certain procedures and rules must be followed. Without these procedures, a court will often refuse to extend legal protection to a business’ benefit. The lack of legal protection for an enterprise’s trade secrets can result in a business losing both its competitive edge and its value.
Protecting Trade Secrets Protects Value
Martensen IP understands the critical role that trade secrets play in the valuation of any business, particularly because valuation stems directly from a business’ ability to capture and maximize its advantage over its competition. A trade secret supports this advantage to the extent that it supports the business’ mission to exclude other participants from the marketplace.
As trade secret legal counsel, Martensen IP advises businesses concerning their trade secret policies and procedures including employee agreements and interactions with third parties. This ensures that the business maximizes its value.
An Effective Blend of Business and Legal Expertise
We provide legal advice that is informed by real-world business practices when advising clients regarding their trade secret assets. With decades of cumulative experience gained from practicing in large national law firms in Silicon Valley and Colorado, and years of government service, the trade secret attorneys at Martensen IP leverage our expertise and insights to our clients’ benefit.
We don’t think of it as locking in innovation – we use the law to protect your innovative edge so you can build it into a competitive advantage.