Protecting your company’s trade secrets


Parsons Behle & Latimer's attorneys can help you find the best solutions to preserve your company’s confidential and proprietary information.

Parsons’ IP Litigation team has partnered with clients to prosecute and defend claims of trade secret misappropriation in numerous jurisdictions across the United States in state and federal courts. Accordingly, we have extensive experience in working with companies regarding what is often pivotal, non-public information essential to their continued business operations. Because of our national experience, we are familiar with the changing nature of trade secret law from state to state, and we frequently advise clients regarding the impact of those laws.

We have successfully represented clients in trade secret misappropriation claims in industries ranging from construction to highly specialized medical devices, and we are well acquainted with the best means of presenting such cases to juries. We further advise businesses on the optimal means of protecting their highly confidential, mission-critical information via the drafting of employment agreements and policies that address non-competition and the non-disclosure of such information.


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Trade Secret and Unfair Competition Litigation

U.S. Water Services, Inc. v. ChemTreat, Inc.:  Parsons Behle & Latimer represented a specialty chemical company in a trade secret and patent declaratory judgment case involving an additive used in ethanol production. Parsons obtained dismissal with prejudice of plaintiff’s trade secret claim and secured summary judgment of non-infringement on patent declaratory judgment counterclaims, and successfully defended judgment on appeal.

Scentsy, Inc. v. Performance Manufacturing, Inc. et al.: Parsons Behle & Latimer successfully defended a packaging systems equipment manufacturer against allegations of misappropriation of trade secrets and trade dress infringement in a lawsuit filed in the District of Idaho. The case settled favorably after Parsons helped its client defeat the plaintiff’s motion for a temporary restraining order. 

Natural Reserves Group, Inc. v. Baker Hughes Inc., (333rd Judicial District, Harris County, Texas 1996 -2000):

Defended Baker Hughes against claims of misappropriation of trade secrets pertaining to technology for completion of multi-lateral oil wells. Judgment of "no cause" entered after six-week bench trial.