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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False Advertising and Trade Secret Litigation

Represented client in false advertising and trade secret misappropriation lawsuit that resulted in a favorable verdict on both claims as well as findings of willful infringement. 

Misappropriate of Trade Secrets, Unfair Competition

Representing client in Utah federal court for misappropriation of trade secrets, statutory and common laws, unfair competition, trademark infringement, embezzlement, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, tortious interference and conspiracy.

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.