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Trade Secrets


Parker Poe’s Litigation Team has deep experience representing clients before federal and state courts in trade secrets disputes. We have won rulings that not only protected our clients but also advanced the case law involving federal and state trade secrets claims. We have represented clients across a wide range of industries, including financial services, life sciences, manufacturing and distribution, food and beverage, construction materials, and technology.

Clients appreciate how our trade secrets litigators think like businesspeople, start with their goals in mind, and can provide creative solutions to expedite the resolution of disputes and noncompetes.

Representative Experience

  • Represented an individual alleged to have misappropriated trade secrets related to the manufacturing of military helmets. Our firm secured a victory for our client and summary judgment on all claims, with the judge dismissing the case with prejudice. The court’s opinion further developed North Carolina law regarding what a plaintiff must show to prove misappropriation of trade secrets.
  • Resolved federal litigation involving the Georgia Trade Secrets Act and the federal Defend Trade Secrets Act after partial motion to dismiss was granted. The ruling for our client, a middle market financial services company, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia helped clarify the standard a plaintiff must meet in claiming misappropriation of trade secrets.
  • Served as lead trial counsel in four-week federal jury trial, which included successful defense of trade secrets claim and alleged $400 million claim under Digital Millennium Copyright Act, and obtained counterclaim verdict for unfair and deceptive trade practices. 
  • Secured a jury ruling in favor of our client on all plaintiff’s claims involving misappropriation of trade secrets, fraud, breach of employment, breach of license agreement, copyright infringement, tortious interference, unfair competition, and unfair and deceptive trade practices. The plaintiff had sought $13 million in damages.
  • Represented a startup pharmacy technology company in bet-the-company litigation involving trade secrets and noncompete claims. We settled the case on favorable terms for our client after a hearing for a temporary restraining order.
  • Represented software development company in successful jury trial involving claims for misappropriation of trade secrets, tortious interference, and unfair and deceptive trade secrets; secured final judgment of more than $1.4 million.
  • Defended misappropriation of trade secrets action on behalf of Fortune 500 client.
  • After a TRO was granted in a Georgia state court, we were hired by a research fundraising non-profit to defend claims and advise on the pending lawsuit. Conducted forensic cleansing and discovery that led to the dismissal of claims and the TRO without payment of any damages by the client.
  • Obtained a large jury verdict for a software company for theft of trade secrets, conversion, and conspiracy claims involving internet security technology.
  • Represented plaintiff in fraud, breach of contract and misappropriation of trade secrets action.

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