Identify Trade Secret Risks
CARR clients benefit from an initial, comprehensive assessment and determination of applicable forms of Intellectual Property. From seeking funding to hiring employees, inherent Intellectual Property risks must be identified and mitigated where possible by building "walls" of protection around valuable trade secrets.
Because ownership of patentable inventions vests in third party contractors and in employees who are not hired "to invent," prudence suggests addressing rights to an assignment of such rights at the outset. Agreements conditioning disclosure, collaboration, investment and other contributions on maintenance of secrecy and transfer of resulting patent ownership rights are highly recommended, if not essential, instruments for addressing such needs.
CARR trade secret attorneys provide legal counsel and representation in structuring and implementing licensing programs and strategic alliances through which proprietary information, including trade secrets, is commercially exploited for the mutual benefit of both the owner and licensee. Should negotiation be unsuccessful or undesirable for any reason, we represent clients in litigation matters as well.
CARR Intellectual Property attorneys serve clients throughout Texas, the United States, and the world. We counsel inventors and businesses in Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, Plano, Richardson, Frisco, Marshall and other cities in Texas. Our attorneys also serve many international clients, including companies in Hong Kong, Taiwan, United Kingdom, Canada, and Israel.