Intellectual Property

Trade Secrets

Preti Flaherty’s Intellectual Property team has decades of experience helping companies and institutions of all sizes implement effective policies and programs to secure confidential information. We understand that sensitive, internal information is just as valuable an asset as inventions, trademarks and creative works, and we work closely with our clients to review and analyze procedures, storage, workflow and processes to identify gaps and mitigate risks. Our experience gives us a wealth of strategies to offer, and our technical knowledge gives us a uniquely informed perspective on these issues. Preti Flaherty’s IP and trade secrets experience includes:

  • Legal strategies for information security
  • Management of confidential information
  • Storage and workflow of critical data
  • Mitigating risk of loss
  • Review and analysis of information control processes
  • Development of security policies
  • Unilateral and reciprocal Non-Disclosure Agreements
  • Employment policies, agreements and practices
  • Invention disclosure and assignment processes and forms
  • Confidentiality and non-compete agreements

Extensive experience in the field

Our team regularly works with all types of companies and institutions to secure sensitive and confidential information within their entities. We closely review the storage and workflow of critical data to develop a comprehensive plan for mitigating risk of loss and offer sound counsel that balances the sometimes competing desires of operational efficiency and information security. We also conduct a detailed analysis of the way information is transmitted, advise clients on how to address problems, and ensure protections and agreements are in place for the full range of parties who have access to information including customers, vendors and collaborators. Preti Flaherty’s attorneys also offer trainings on IP legal issues to keep our clients well prepared and informed.

Firm Highlights

Event

Kenneth Rubinstein and Anthony Manhart to Present on Modifying AIA Contract Documents

AIA contract documents are the industry standard for managing contractual relationships in construction and design projects. Despite this widespread use, the contracts often contain holes and fail to protect the interests of particular clients...

Publication

Beyond Maine’s Ban-the-Box Statute: Practical Employer Considerations

In five (5) days, Maine’s Fair Chance Employment Act goes into effect.  We originally summarized the objective and impact of that legislation in an alert posted on August 11, 2021 .  Now is the...

Publication

Legislative Alert: Special Session, Redistricting, and Cloture

The Legislature gathered for a Special Session last week, September 29 th , to vote on legislative redistricting. The final agreement passed successfully and with strong bipartisan support in both the House and the...

News

Nineteen Preti Flaherty Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in 2021 Super Lawyers

Nineteen Preti Flaherty attorneys have been selected for recognition by Super Lawyers , including eleven Rising Stars. Super Lawyers rates outstanding lawyers throughout the United States in more than 70 practice areas. Only five...

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Legal Lunches: Workin' for the Weekend

Laura Rideout and John Cronan will participate in a panel discussion called "Workin' for the Weekend: Team Safety Including Wage & Hour, OSHA and Workers' Comp in a Post-COVID World" as a part of...

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Dan Walker to Present on Maine Cannabis Law and Policy at Cumberland Bar Association

Preti Flaherty attorney and Cannabis Business Group chair Dan Walker will present on the topic "Maine Cannabis Law and Policy: Review of Current Status and Updates to Maine’s Two Cannabis Programs – Medical and...

Press Coverage

The Maine Monitor Sues York County for Jail Call Records

On August 2, The Maine Monitor filed a lawsuit against York County, challenging the County's denial of reporter access to public records that may detail times it has recorded confidential conversations between defendants being held at the...

News

Law360 Names Matt Warner 2021 Cannabis MVP

Preti Flaherty attorney and Cannabis Business Group member Matt Warner was recently named one of Law360's 2021 MVPs in the field of Cannabis. Matt distinguished himself with his pioneering work challenging medical marijuana residency...

Publication

Employees Who Refuse to Comply with a Mandatory Vaccination Policy are Generally Ineligible to Receive Unemployment Benefits

Following a nationwide spike in cases, hospitalizations, and deaths, an increasing number of Maine private businesses and colleges have joined the healthcare industry in requiring workers to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19. Vaccine...

Press Coverage

In Reversal, Maine CDC Will Allow "Advocacy Journalists" into Next COVID-19 Briefing

Following an announcement by Gov. Janet Mills, representatives from the Maine People's Alliance and the Maine Policy Institute will be allowed to attend and participate in the weekly livestream COVID-19 briefings presented by the Maine Center for Disease...