January 08, 2024

Faegre Drinker Attorneys Coauthor Leading Trade Secrets Law Treatise

A team of Faegre Drinker attorneys have coauthored Trade Secrets, a comprehensive legal treatise that gives practical, experience-based guidance to intellectual property (IP) professionals and courts. The book helps these professionals navigate the critical aspects of trade secret law, from counseling to negotiation to litigation. 

The 800-page treatise draws on the Faegre Drinker team’s broad experience winning trade secret cases. Published by LexisNexis/American Legal Media, it has already been recognized as a seminal work and cited by state and federal courts across the country. The book gives an expansive yet practical treatment of essential issues, as shown in the table of contents

Building on the work of the former Deputy Director General of the U.N.’s World Intellectual Property Organization, the Faegre Drinker team not only explains the governing laws and leading cases but also emphasizes real-world advice for situations IP professionals face every day — from invention assignments to noncompetition covenants and key litigation issues. The treatise also includes a variety of sample documents that professionals can use in their daily work, including entire sample agreements, individual contractual provisions, checklists, pleadings, suggested letters and more. The work also provides guidance on conflict avoidance; what information can and cannot be protected; and explanations of appropriate internal policies, information protection plans and negotiation strategies.

The group of Faegre Drinker authors includes business litigation partners Randy Kahnke, Matthew Burkhart, Martin Chester, Ryan Hurley, Lauren Linderman and Harmony Mappes; IP partners Lora Brzezynski, Thatcher Rahmeier and Kevin Wagner; business litigation counsel Nathaniel Zylstra; and business litigation associates Rachel Cardwell, Elizabeth Charles, Kevin DeMaio, Hannah Leiendecker, Jack Leon, Jesse Marks, Anna Sallstrom, Kacie Philips Tawfic, Andy Taylor, Bryan Washburn and Liam Williams. 

The full book is available for subscribers.

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