Kohner, Mann & Kailas, S.C.
Washington Building, Barnabas Business Center, 4650 North Port Washington Road
Milwaukee, WI 53212
Ryan M. Billings
Recent federal statute allows plaintiffs to choose whether state or federal court is the most effective venue for litigation in trade secret law.
The proven Milwaukee trade secrets business litigators at Kohner, Mann & Kailas, S.C. are experienced in the effective resolution of trade secrets lawsuits related to proprietary business information in Wisconsin. They are well-equipped to guide clients through the available options, as they represent both plaintiffs and defendants in trade secret actions in both state and federal courts across the United States. Their attorneys have substantial experience in developing trade secret protection practices and procedures in concert with our Business & Financial Services Group. Milwaukee trade secrets attorneys are knowledgeable in all areas of general trade secrets law, including but not limited to counterfeiting, and the theft or misappropriation of trade secrets in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Clients will have the confidence of knowing that their case is being handled by an experienced and knowledgeable Milwaukee trade secrets lawyer.
The Milwaukee trade secrets attorneys have experience representing clients in matters involving:
Trade secret law is notoriously difficult and fact-dependent. Successful representation requires a developed understanding of a company’s business and business model, and an understanding of how an entity’s trade secrets differentiate it from its competitors. Pursuing or defending against a misappropriation claim also often involves a deep dive into the procedures the owner has to protect the secrecy of its trade secrets, including non-disclosure agreements and cybersecurity measures. The lawyers at Kohner, Mann & Kailas, S.C. support clients by helping them to secure value quickly from intellectual assets (in both negotiating and documenting agreements), enforcing those agreements and prosecuting violations of trade secret law in the event of improper disclosure or use.
If issues arise, the firm offers prompt assessment of the legal implications, together with an evaluation of available means of resolution. Litigation may be urgent and essential to protect client interests, or an alternative strategy may be used to reduce cost and avoid unwanted publicity.
Trade secrets are part of the intellectual property of a business or organization, and the scope of Wisconsin trade secrets law focuses on proprietary information. Such information is owned by a company and gives the company certain competitive advantages. Proprietary information assets are critical to the success of many, perhaps most businesses. The importance of this property, while too often not yet “formally valued” by many companies, is highly valuable. In today’s highly competitive global marketplace, it is recognized by many managers that the intellectual assets of the business are highly sought-after commodities.
Company policies may prohibit directors, employees, and agents from disclosing or using confidential or proprietary information outside the company or for personal gain, either during or after employment, without proper written company authorization to do so. Many Milwaukee companies reduce the risk of proprietary information and intellectual property loss by employing “need to know policies; using screen savers and/or server passwords and maintaining non-disclosure agreements.”
A Milwaukee trade secrets lawyer is professional and knowledgeable in understanding the details, facts, complications, and circumstances that arise in a Milwaukee trade secret case.
The Milwaukee trade secrets lawyers at Kohner, Mann & Kailas, S.C. are distinguished by a history of successful trade secrets claim recoveries. If you or your organization is involved in a trade secret dispute, contact the Milwaukee trade secrets lawyers at Kohner, Mann & Kailas, S.C. in Wisconsin.