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Trade Secrets

Every company has trade secrets — from customer lists and product strategies to formulas and processes —that make it distinct, add value and contribute to its success. Trade secrets represent the proverbial “secret sauce” and must be kept confidential through a series of steps in order to protect their enforceability in court.

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr intellectual property attorneys advise companies on proactively protecting their trade secrets and litigate trade secrets claims in court, including in the following areas:


  • Helping to establish a trade secret asset management methodology that includes four key areas — existence, ownership, notice and access — to help prove a trade secret in court, if necessary
  • Advising on steps to secure a company’s trade secret information, including policies, procedures, and records; security and confidentiality management; risk assessment; third-party management; training; and monitoring
  • Reviewing agreements and restrictions on incoming employees and drafting restrictive covenant agreements that help protect trade secrets


  • Representing clients in cases involving trade secret misappropriation, confidential and proprietary information, anti-competitive practices, corporate theft and espionage, and unfair and deceptive trade practices in state and federal courts



The group includes attorneys who have received the following recognition:

Trade Groups & Associations