Protecting Your Trade Secrets

I am intellectual property lawyer Larry Townsend. Since 1979, I have counseled or represented hundreds of individuals and businesses, everything from providing them a simple NDA (nondisclosure agreement) so they can keep their plans and ideas confidential when dealing with vendors, suppliers and contractors helping them launch their new business, to bringing and defending suits for misappropriation of trade secrets.

To discuss your specific matters or issues not listed below, please call my office in San Francisco at 415-906-2792. I can assess your situation and determine the best way in which to proceed.

I Have The Versatility To Protect Your Interests

I handle the following types of trade secret issues:

  • Bringing or defending claims of misappropriation of trade secrets
  • Employee theft of trade secrets
  • Breach of confidentiality and/or nondisclosure agreements
  • Trade secret protection measures

In California, trade secrets are defined in Civil Code Section 3426 as "information, including a formula, pattern, compilation, program, device, method, technique, or process that: derives independent economic value, actual or potential, from not being generally known to the public or to other persons who can obtain economic value from its disclosure; and is the subject of efforts that are reasonable under the circumstances to maintain its secrecy."

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