Trade Secrets

This chapter discusses the steps that companies should take in dealing with employees in order to protect the company's trade secrets. While these topics are dealt with by state law, as distinguished from federal, considerable detail is contained in the chapter on identifying and protecting trade secrets because the laws in most state laws are very similar. A section also deals with the enforceability of "restrictive covenants." Again these vary from state to state but certain principles are discussed and recommendations made based on the author's considerable litigation experience in dealing with trade secrets and restrictive covenants.