Patterson & Sheridan practitioners are also well-versed in applying trade secrets to deserving assets. Trade secrets are a way to protect inventions without revealing to the public the actual mechanisms involved in that product. A patent requires full disclosure of the invention itself; however, a trade secret can protect an asset without describing the components or unique characteristics. Through non-compete and non-disclosure agreements and other tools, Patterson & Sheridan can help their clients in this practice area.
We have supported numerous inventions with this type of intellectual property tool. Clients in the semiconductor manufacturing industry as well as medical devices are especially noted. The timing of getting a new product to market is a crucial element. We can help clients secure their rights to an invention while maintaining secrecy on the propriety characteristics of the new item.
Patterson & Sheridan routinely counsels clients about the potential opportunities to apply trade secrets to their products. Our intention in every client relationship is to work as a member of the client’s team by putting the most appropriate people in our firm on the job while meeting the client’s budgetary requirements. Throughout our geographically distributed offices and our team-oriented approach, we are well-positioned to establish strong, long-term relationships with our clients. Our clients receive, in a uniquely cost effective manner, the highest quality legal services involving a broad spectrum of technologies and legal matters through synergy between our offices.