Intellectual Property (IP) theft, infringement, or misappropriation is a serious and growing threat to a company’s most valuable asset: its ideas. Every company is a potential target for multiple attackers – from criminals to nation-states and even employees – who exploit digitization and network connectivity to move faster and more stealthily than ever before. Companies must be able to survive the risk of falling victim to IP theft or patent and copyright infringement, and the risk that they themselves may be accused of infringement.
In the event of IP theft, infringement, or misappropriation – whether it be confidential plans, customer lists, patents, trade secrets or copyrights – Stroz Friedberg can help uncover the perpetrator. Our experienced digital forensics examiners can recover evidence of an unauthorized transfer, find digital artifacts that provide insights into the wrongdoer’s intent, state of mind, and even attempts to cover tracks by deleting evidence of a data transfer.
If a matter proceeds to litigation, Stroz Friedberg helps companies plan a course of action. We preserve evidence, analyze produced materials for infringement, and support internal and external testifying experts through report, deposition, and trial. Our team also regularly advises companies on structuring protective orders and the exchange of electronic materials to greatly cut expert-discovery costs and keep trade secrets secure during litigation.
Our capabilities include:
- Uncovering Evidence of Computer-Enabled Theft, Leaks of Confidential Business Information or Intellectual Property
- Database Forensics
- Mobile Device and Mobile Phone Forensics
- Pursue or Defend against Claims of Spoliation
- Mass Deletions, Targeted Deletions, and Wiping of Computerized Data
- E-Forgery Analysis
- Expert Testimony Related to Any of the Above Listed Services