Allen & Overy’s global Trade Secrets practice is deeply resourced, with over 420 litigators and 120 IP lawyers around the world.
A&O’s rapid response in critical trade secrets cases has successfully prevented the exposure of confidential information, saving our clients millions of dollars and preventing the loss of critical competitive advantage.
With a track record of advising on some of the biggest and most significant trade secrets matters in the courts, we are well versed in quickly deploying local and international legal and regulatory tools to prevent the flow of confidential information across the globe. We work alongside our top-tier employment and commercial litigation teams to deliver a multi-disciplinary approach, as well as working closely with cybercrime teams in local, federal and international enforcement agencies to complement civil measures.
in defending complex trade secrets litigation brought by Heraeus regarding bone cements.
RF Micro Devices
(now Qorvo) on enforcing trade secrets against its former employees and the competing companies that they set up. This is believed to be the first parallel enforcement in China and the U.S. for trade secret violations.
A major international hedge fund
in relation to the theft of highly valuable confidential information and trading strategies by a rogue employee. This was a critical case for the client with significant potential losses flowing from the use of its confidential information.
A successful quantitative hedge fund
in a dispute with a group of senior employees who had been poached by a competitor to create a copycat investment fund.
News & insights
Publications: 14 JULY 2020
In the second and final webinar in our series, our IP team discusses the future global impact of Covid-19 coronavirus on IP from a transactional, litigation and regulatory perspective.Read more
Publications: 11 JUNE 2020
In the first of a series of webinars, Allen & Overy’s IP team addresses the current impact of Covid-19 coronavirus on IP from a transactional, litigation and regulatory perspective.Read more
Publications: 06 MAY 2020
The U.S's Defend Trade Secrets Act ("DTSA") now extends to capture activities outside of the U.S. Recently, in Motorola Solutions, Inc. v. Hytera Communications Corp., No. 1:17-cv-1973 (N.D. Ill.…Read more
Publications: 27 APRIL 2020
Here we assess the difficulties the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic poses to brand owners involved in trade mark registry proceedings and trade mark litigation, what brand owners can do to mitigate the…Read more
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