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Trade Secret Protection

The lawyers of Seltzer, Chadwick, Soefje & Ladik, PLLC are available to available to provide counsel and representation regarding the protection of trade secrets, confidential data and proprietary information owned by the client or by the client's customers, patients, vendors or employees.


The firm's attorneys are skilled at drafting and negotiating contracts and contract provisions addressing trade secrets, confidential data and proprietary information, including:

  • Employment agreements

  • Separation agreements

  • Non-disclosure agreements

  • Non-compete agreements

  • Consulting agreements

  • Licensing agreements

  • Merger and acquisition agreements

  • Vendor and supplier agreements

  • Works made for hire agreements

Policies and Procedures

Especially with the mobility of electronic data, it is important that businesses establish policies and procedures which seek to prevent the disclosure of trade secrets to unauthorized persons. The firm's attorneys have extensive experience drafting such policies and procedures.

Government Investigations

Investigations by government agencies often encompass trade secrets owned by or entrusted to a business. Unless steps are taken to identify such trade secrets, they may not be protected from disclosure by an agency to the public.  The firm has experience with government investigations and the protection of trade secrets during such investigations.



Litigation is often an necessary step to prevent irreparable harm from the misappropriation of trade secrets.  The firm's lawyers have considerable experience prosecuting and defending such litigation, including claims under the following laws:

  • Breach of Contract

  • Breach of Covenant Not to Compete

  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty

  • Computer Fraud & Abuse Act

  • Conspiracy

  • Conversion

  • Defamation

  • Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act

  • Federal Wiretap Act (18 U.S.C. 2510, et seq.)

  • Media Liability

  • Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO)

  • Stored Communications Act

  • Texas Harmful Access by Computer Act

  • Texas Theft Liability Act

  • Texas Uniform Trade Secrets Act

  • Tortious Interference with Contract

  • Tortious Interference With Prospective Relations   

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