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

News

Preti Flaherty Welcomes Government Relations Liaison Andrew I. Roth-Wells to the Firm

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce that Andrew I. Roth-Wells has joined the firm as a Government Relations Liaison. Andrew will help manage legislative and regulatory advocacy efforts for the firm’s Government Affairs Team...

Publication

Maine WC Alert: Updated Version of Notice of Controversy (WCB-9) Must Be Used Effective February 1, 2020

Following the recent statutory changes to the Workers’ Compensation Act, the Maine Workers’ Compensation Board has updated the language in Box 22 of the Notice of Controversy. This new version should be used as...

Publication

Maine WC Alert: MAE Unit Publishes Guidance on Compliance with Recent Amendments

The Maine Workers’ Compensation Board’s Monitoring, Audit & Enforcement Unit has issued a document to provide guidance on complying with certain recent amendments to the Workers’ Compensation Act in P.L. 2019, c. 344 (LD...

News

Preti Flaherty Attorney Benjamin S. Piper Promoted to Partner

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce that the firm’s partnership has named attorney Benjamin S. Piper as a partner. Ben is a member of the firm's Environmental, Litigation, and Media Law Practice Groups and works...

Publication

Bankruptcy Alert: Significant Implications of the New Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019

Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 (H.R. 3311) On August 23, 2019, President Trump signed the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 (H.R. 3311) (the “SBRA”) into law.  Lenders should be aware of the...

News

Preti Flaherty Welcomes Attorney Martha L. Fox to the Firm

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce that attorney Martha L. Fox has joined the firm as a member of our Business Law and Taxation practice groups, serving clients from the Portland office. Martha is...

Press Coverage

Bangor superintendent blocked BDN reporter on Twitter after critical news coverage

In an apparent violation of the First Amendment, Bangor schools superintendent Betsy Webb temporarily blocked a journalist on Twitter following a report that news of a student suicide was announced over the loudspeaker at...

Publication

Maine WC Appellate Division Addresses Refusal of Suitable Work and Notice

The Maine Workers' Compensation Appellate Division recently addressed cases dealing with refusal of suitable work and notice. Both decisions rely heavily on the specific facts of each case. In the context of a refusal...

News

David B. Van Slyke Named Preti Flaherty Managing Partner

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce that, in a unanimous vote, the firm’s partnership has elected attorney David B. Van Slyke as its incoming Managing Partner. David is one of the preeminent environmental lawyers...

Event

Tony Manhart and Jason Howe Present Top Ten Construction Contract Tips for ABC of Maine

As part of the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Maine Contractor Series, Preti Flaherty attorneys Tony Manhart and Jason Howe will present the Top Ten tips for AIA contracts. ABC is a national association with 72...