Trade Secrets


The secret to a competitive edge

Today, technology companies are more concerned than ever about protecting their trade secrets, but many lack effective policies and processes to protect these valuable assets.

At Clark+Elbing, we take a broad view to safeguarding your trade secrets against competitors. Our team includes scientists and lawyers with extensive capabilities in dealing with all aspects of trade secret identification and protection.

To patent or keep secret

With particular expertise in the life science, chemical, and device industries, we provide comprehensive IP counseling so you understand whether patent or trade secret protection is the right strategy to protect your innovation.

Whether the client is an entrepreneur, early stage company, or research or academic institution, we help identify valuable trade secrets and design, implement, and maintain trade secret policies and protections. We provide counsel in technology areas including:

  • Antibodies
  • Biomarkers
  • Biomaterials
  • Cardiovascular devices
  • Cell-based therapies
  • Ceramics
  • Chemical and biological reactors
  • Chemical processes
  • Coatings
  • Consumer products
  • Cosmetics
  • Dental devices
  • Devices for improving urogenital and gastrointestinal health
  • Diagnostic devices
  • Diagnostics
  • Dialysis components
  • Drug delivery devices
  • Drug delivery systems
  • Drug formulations
  • Drug-device combination products
  • Drug-eluting stents
  • EEG headsets
  • Electronics and semiconductor materials
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Food and beverage equipment
  • Food processing
  • Gene therapy
  • Genetically-modified animals
  • Genomics
  • Green/clean energy technology
  • Imaging
  • Immunotherapies
  • Industrial automation and materials processing
  • Industrial hygiene
  • Laboratory equipment
  • Manufacturing & control systems
  • Manufacturing & packaging
  • Medical device coatings
  • Metabolomics
  • Microbiology
  • Microbiome therapies
  • Microfluidic devices
  • Microfluidics
  • Multiplex assays
  • Nanotechnology
  • Next generation sequencing
  • NMR devices
  • Nucleic acids
  • Nutraceuticals
  • Orthopedic devices
  • Peptides
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Plant and agricultural technology
  • Plastics and polymer science
  • Proteomics
  • Repurposed drugs
  • Sequencing equipment
  • Stem cell technology
  • Therapeutic methods
  • Ultrasound and thermoacoustic imaging