Trade Secrets

Confidential information can be your business's competitive advantage. RPL helps you keep your most valuable information secret.

Unlike patent applications, trade secrets protect the valuable confidential aspects of your business by simply not disclosing information to the public. When your valuable business information is difficult to reverse engineer, your best protection may be to take steps to maintain its secrecy. Well-drafted confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements are essential parts of your trade secret protection. A significant benefit of trade secrets over utility patents is that trade secrets last as long as you are able to keep the information secret, whereas patents expire 20 years from their filing date. 

Whether you are a potential client, or an attorney who needs help on a trade secret-related matter, we will be happy to assist you. 

Client Reviews - Trade Secrets

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Tony Pervan

Venture Associate
Dillon Kane Group

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Hemmant Jha

Design Director
IA Collaborative

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Chris Heddon

Owner and Co-founder
Resonance Medical Technologies

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Adam Sheldon

Bionic Trader Systems, LLC