Trade Secrets & Unfair Competition Attorneys in San Diego, CA

Trade Secrets & Unfair Competition


Trade Secrets & Unfair Competition

Trade secret and unfair competition laws serve to protect those assets which give a business a competitive advantage and that a business takes reasonable precautions to protect. Trade secret law can protect a variety of ideas, including those that may not be patentable. Typical examples would include customer lists, secret recipes, secret chemical processes, product sourcing lists, lists of telephone numbers and business contacts.

A trade secret can last indefinitely, so long as reasonable precautions are taken to protect it as such. However, if someone exposes the secrets by “reverse engineering” or other fair means, a business can lose the right to prevent others from using the technology.

Based in San Diego, California, Buche & Associates, P.C. can help your business devise steps to protect intellectual property rights to non-patented, although valuable technologies. If litigation develops, we can represent your interests in any dispute involving unfair competition, misappropriation of confidential information, or trade secret theft. In litigation, the issues are generally whether the information was truly “secret,” whether precautions were taken to protect information as proprietary, whether there were any unfair actions of the defendant, and establishing and proving the proper measure of damages.

At Buche & Associates, P.C., we have handled jury trials and appellate arguments about trade secrets at the highest levels. We have successfully litigated trade secret and unfair competition cases in state courts, federal courts, and federal appellate courts, including the United States Supreme Court.

If you have a trade secret or unfair competition case, do not hesitate to contact us for a free consultation.

Our Legal Professionals

John Karl Buche

With more than two decades of experience, John provides his clients with expert counsel in matters of civil, injury, business and intellectual property law.

Garett Gray

With over a decade of experience as a disability representative registered with the Social Security Office, Garett Gray specializes in working on disability claims

Scott D. Compton

Scott Compton is an intellectual property specialist in Houston. His practice focuses on patent preparation and prosecution, trademarks, copyrights and related business matters.

Byron Ma

Byron Ma is a partner with Buche & Associates, P.C. in the San Diego office. Byron has experience with patent prosecution matters as well as patent, trademark, and copyright litigation.

Bryce A. Johnson

Bryce Johnson is a partner of Buche & Associates, P.C. in the San Diego office, and his practice focuses on patents and intellectual property.

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