Skip to content
Graphic of a grey and white triangle
Graphic of a grey and white triangle

Trade Secrets

Allen & Overy’s global Trade Secrets law 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.

Our experience

Zimmer Biomet

Zimmer Biomet

in defending complex trade secrets litigation brought by Heraeus regarding bone cements.

RF Micro Devices

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

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

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

Allen & Overy graphic

Publications: 14 JULY 2020

Webinar: Beyond Covid-19: Implications for intellectual property

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
Allen & Overy graphic

Publications: 11 JUNE 2020

Webinar: The key impacts of Covid-19 coronavirus on Intellectual Property

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
Exterior of a modern high rise building

Publications: 06 MAY 2020

Extending its reach, expanding liability, and increasing the damages: a recent decision assessing the U.S. Defend Trade Secrets Act has major implications

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
Allen & Overy graphic

Publications: 27 APRIL 2020

Issues brand owners need to consider during the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic to protect their IP portfolios

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

Recognition of our work

Related content