Your company or business may have a process or product that could be exceptionally valuable. With such a valuable asset, you should seek to preserve the rights to it far beyond those expected under a patent. For your products and/or exclusive procedures, you need to take preemptive measures that will help to ensure to protect your trade secrets. However, if a competitor, business partner or former employee has stolen or misused your proprietary information you may have an opportunity for legal recourse & compensation.
Dr. Michael Ahmadshahi is a highly experienced trade secrets lawyer in Los Angeles, CA with over 15 years of experience. He will work diligently to help you understand how to legally protect your trade secrets and will also litigate on your behalf when your trade secrets have been wrongfully exposed to other parties.
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If you have a patent, you may also want to acquire a trade secret. For instance, if your company has a patent on a product, certain aspects of the manufacturing procedure for that product could be maintained as a trade secret. The unique process of making the product should be protected under a trade secret.
Protecting a trade secret or prosecuting theft of proprietary information could be a complex process. For example, a company seeking to protect a customer list will require different protection than a company seeking to protect a formula. A proficient Los Angeles trade secret lawyer will help you understand the different systems needed to protect your specific intellectual property.
It is important to understand that products that can be reverse engineered will not be legally protected under a trade secret. When a product has a trade secret, it is a know-how product that cannot be reversed engineered. Products that can be reverse engineered should acquire a patent. Seek the legal support of an expert attorney in Los Angeles who can help you understand the best method of protecting your intellectual property. An intellectual property attorney can further help you in the event that a partner, an employee, or other party has violated your trade secret agreement.
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Protecting a trade secret from misappropriation could be a complex and difficult matter. Not protecting your intellectual property, however, can be very costly.
A trade secret misappropriation can occur through numerous ways. This may include, but is not limited to the following:
- A former employee or business partner who steals your unique data, individualized process, or specialized ingredients.
- A vendor misuses your unique product and/or process outside of the terms outlined on the trade secret agreement.
- A party who publishes or has otherwise disclosed your trade secret with the understanding that the secret was obtained through an unlawful manner.
If you have reason to believe that your trade secrets were misappropriated or otherwise stolen, consult attorney Michael Ahmadshahi from the Michael Ahmadshahi, PhD, Law Offices. Dr. Ahmadshahi is has over 15 years of experience, is a former engineer, and is also a holder of 5 patents. Call Michael Ahmadshahi, PhD, Law Offices at (949)556-8800 or message through the contact page today.
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