Trade Secret Litigation

Experienced counsel for both plaintiffs and defendants in trade secret litigation

Botkin Chiarello Calaf’s attorneys have significant experience helping clients swiftly protect their trade secrets or defend against claims of misappropriation. Our team regularly secures emergency remedies such as temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions in state and federal courts. On the defense side, we have a proven record of aggressively and proactively defending against accusations of trade secret misappropriation and defeating requests for injunctive relief—as well as defending those decisions on appeal. Because of our experience helping clients navigate trade secret litigation, our attorneys are also well equipped to provide counseling on prevention measures and risk management.

Representative matters include: prevailing before the district court and the 5th Circuit to defeat claims that our client—a fast-growing newcomer competing in the used semiconductor market—and its employee had stolen plaintiff’s trade secrets; securing compensation for a corporate client who filed suit against a former employee who had misappropriated trade secrets before leaving the company to form a competing business; successfully avoiding a preliminary injunction hearing on behalf of former employees accused of stealing trade secret information by establishing that the disputed information was in the public domain; and favorably settling claims against a former employee who joined a competitor after improperly forwarding himself proprietary information.


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