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Trade Secrets

McGuireWoods helps companies protect what is theirs by drafting and enforcing effective non-compete, secrecy and confidentiality agreements. We primarily represent employers in both challenging and defending these agreements, as well as advising individual employees on behalf of the companies who seek to hire them.

In the academic arena, we provide comprehensive legal analysis and counsel in connection with negotiating license agreements, copyright and trademark matters, fair use issues related to curriculum materials, and drafting student participation agreements to protect intellectual property, among other services.

Our lawyers also counsel clients on how to negotiate settlements prior to litigation and, when necessary, we fight for their interests in court. We have considerable experience in prosecuting and defending trade secret misappropriation claims, ranging from cases involving departed employees to industrial espionage.

CONTACTS

Brian C. Riopelle Partner T: +1 804 775 1084
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RESULTS DEPEND ON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE. PRIOR RESULTS DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR OUTCOME.

Representative Matter

Global science company

Representation of a global science company in a trade secrets theft case against a South Korean manufacturing company, in which a federal judge has ordered an injunction prohibiting the defendant from producing and selling its competing product developed after trade secrets were stolen.
Representative Matter

Provider of medical supplies, consulting services and e-business solutions

Represented a provider of medical device supplies, consulting servicers and e-business solutions in case alleging trade secret misappropriation in software. On the eve of trial, the case settled favorably in favor of our client.
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Thomas M Beshere Thomas M. Beshere
Counsel
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916

T: +1 804 775 1004
F: +1 804 698 2193
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Brie Buchanan Brie L.B. Buchanan
Associate
Promenade
1230 Peachtree Street, N.E.
Suite 2100
Atlanta, GA 30309-3534

T: +1 404 443 5709
F: +1 404 443 5760
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Rick Conner Rick Conner
Counsel
201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146

T: +1 704 343 2137
F: +1 704 444 8790
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Michael F Easley Jr. Michael F. Easley Jr.
Associate
434 Fayetteville Street
Suite 2600
Raleigh, NC 27601

T: +1 919 755 6696
F: +1 919 755 6583
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Melanie Holloway Melanie C. Holloway
Counsel
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916

T: +1 804 775 1019
F: +1 804 698 2027
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Bethany A Pelliconi Bethany A. Pelliconi
Counsel
1800 Century Park East
8th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067-1501

T: +1 310 315 8205
F: +1 310 315 8210
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Rodney A Satterwhite Rodney A. Satterwhite
Partner
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916

T: +1 804 775 1098
F: +1 804 698 2163
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Brian E Spang Brian E. Spang
Counsel
77 West Wacker Drive
Suite 4100
Chicago, IL 60601-1818

T: +1 312 750 3532
F: +1 312 698 4562
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Michael O Tackley Michael O. Tackley
Partner
11 Pilgrim Street
London EC4V 6RN
United Kingdom

T: +44 20 7632 1629
F: +44 20 7632 1638
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Cedric Tan Cedric C.Y. Tan
Partner
2001 K Street N.W.
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20006-1040

T: +1 202 828 2812
F: +1 202 828 2977
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