A company’s most valuable assets are its ideas. Protecting idea ownership is critical in today’s competitive and digital business environment. Technology companies in particular must be able to survive the risk of falling victim to patent and copyright infringement, and the risk that they themselves may be accused of intellectual property infringement. It’s not uncommon for an organization to have its trade secrets exposed or to find themselves accused of misappropriating the trade secrets of others. Threats can come from competitors, disgruntled internal employees, and even nation-states – any outsider with hacking skills, or employees, partners, and vendors with approved access to an enterprise’s network can pose a risk. Organizations need to be ready to respond when these high-risk events occur.
When a company suspects its intellectual property (IP) is being infringed or that IP theft has occurred, Stroz Friedberg is the firm to bring in. We first conduct an independent technical analysis to determine whether there is evidence of misuse or misappropriation. Our in-house experts utilize a variety of strategies to locate evidence in chips, devices, software, and other technologies. From there, we develop infringement theories and claim charts to aid in discussions and negotiations.
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:
- Patent infringement analysis, including technical embodiments of claims
- Invalidity analysis and prior art searches
- Source code analysis
- Detect source code copying
- Trade secret misappropriation analysis
- Evidence-of-use analysis and reverse engineering
- Expert testimony