Trade Secret Management

In the information age, data has become the primary corporate asset, and most data is protected by secrecy. In fact, recent studies show that innovative companies value secrecy over patenting by a 2 to 1 margin. As a result, trade secret management has become a corporate priority, not just to reduce risk of loss or contamination of assets, but also to enable the creation of new revenue streams and overall enterprise value. In his management advisory practice, Jim brings to bear his extensive experience with trade secret disputes as well as the operational understanding that comes from having managed risks at a large organization reliant on secrecy. Jim provides his clients with an external, objective analysis of their information protection systems, working with senior management to optimize a balance between security and access and to help the company avoid disruptive litigation. For businesses engaged in potential acquisitions, Jim helps with the assessment of a target company’s trade secret program as well as with the management of the due diligence process to avoid unwanted risks.

"Jim’s unparalleled expertise in trade secrets law and policy has been of enormous value to our legal teams as he works seamlessly with co-counsel to deliver top quality results."
Donald Rosenberg
EVP and General CounselQualcomm

In the information age, data has become the primary corporate asset, and most data is protected by secrecy. In fact, recent studies show that innovative companies value secrecy over patenting by a 2 to 1 margin. As a result, trade secret management has become a corporate priority, not just to reduce risk of loss or contamination of assets, but also to enable the creation of new revenue streams and overall enterprise value. In his management advisory practice, Jim brings to bear his extensive experience with trade secret disputes as well as the operational understanding that comes from having managed risks at a large organization reliant on secrecy. Jim provides his clients with an external, objective analysis of their information protection systems, working with senior management to optimize a balance between security and access and to help the company avoid disruptive litigation. For businesses engaged in potential acquisitions, Jim helps with the assessment of a target company’s trade secret program as well as with the management of the due diligence process to avoid unwanted risks.

"Jim Pooley is a consummate professional. His broad range of experience, deep legal expertise, extensive network of contacts and consistently good judgment translate into reliable, business-oriented solutions. It is a pleasure to know and work with him."
Faron Webb
Chief Legal OfficerNomura Holding America, Inc.
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