In the trade secrets area, Porzio works with companies to identify business data that qualifies for trade secret protection – such as know-how, customer lists, software, and business plans. We then help clients develop and document strategies to protect those trade secrets. Businesses without well-documented strategies to protect their trade secrets jeopardize those important assets. We help our clients to guard against such preventable losses. Among the tools we use are non-disclosure agreements, employment agreements, inventor assignments, company confidentiality and non-disclosure policies, independent contractor agreements, IP licenses, and other measures designed to help companies guard their trade secrets and work product. We also work with companies to enforce those protections, through cease and desist letters, out-placement consultations, and where necessary, litigation.