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OVERVIEW

Protecting your most valuable secrets

Companies often have valuable information that gives them a competitive advantage, such as their methods of doing business, manufacturing processes, contract pricing, and customer and supplier lists. While this information doesn’t qualify for patent, copyright, or trademark protection, it still needs to be kept confidential. And that’s harder than ever with employees today moving between companies.

Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig’s litigators stand ready to help clients protect their valuable intellectual property with emergency relief such as an injunction and at trial. Our law firm helps companies prevent, contain, and recover from trade secret leaks and disclosures.

Our real estate litigation experience

Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig’s lawyers have experience defending and prosecuting a range of trade secret claims, from reverse-engineered products taken by former employees to theft of business plans and source code, in federal and state courts and before the International Trade Commission. Our intellectual property team also represents clients in matters involving unfair competition and deceptive trade practices claims. The lawsuits our litigators have handled span fraud, the misappropriation of trade secrets by former employees, breaches of fiduciary duty, tortious interference, employee solicitation, and breach of noncompetition agreements.

Our lawyers are intimately familiar with the law and jurisprudence in this specialized field, including the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA), the Uniform Trade Secrets Act (UTSA), the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, and the Economic Espionage Act. Many of our lawyers have the technical backgrounds necessary to understand the issues and risks and are backed by a fully staffed patent, copyright, and trademark team.

What we do

  • Represent clients before judges and juries in federal and state courts and before arbitrators on matters involving trade secret misappropriation
  • Help clients protect trade secrets throughout the supply chain
  • Litigate matters involving claims of unfair competition, breach of confidentiality agreements, breach of noncompetition agreements, misuse or improper disclosure of former employers’ trade secrets, and economic espionage
  • Address trade secret matters that arise in business transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures

OUR TEAM

Partner

Alex Butterman

Partner

Charles Cantine

Partner

Thomas Dunlap

Partner

William Flachsbart

Partner

Robert Greenspoon

Partner

Raymond Jones

Partner

Michael La Porte

Partner

David Ludwig

Partner

Cortland Putbrese

Partner

Team

Mark Magas

Associate

Brian Medich

Associate

Hyung Gyu (Leo) Sun

Associate

Frederick (Erick) Poorbaugh

Senior Associate

Jason Witten

Of Counsel

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Intern Program

As part of our effort to recruit, develop and retail the best and brightest attorneys, Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig offers a summer intern program for promising law school students who are looking to work as part of an innovative and incredibly successful team. With a global team of lawyers, selected candidates are able to work on high level projects in a collaborative space.

Paralegals and Legal Support Staff

At Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig, our team of paralegals and staff work together collaboratively along side our attorneys toward a common goal. We have created a positive work environment where our paralegals and legal assistants work to successfully reach firm-wide goals and support each other to combine individual strengths to enhance team performance. They regularly assist our attorneys with organizing and maintaining files, conducting legal research, and preparing documents.