Our firm was recently voted one of the top trade secret firms in the Sacramento region. Ms. Finnerty has handled complex trade secret misappropriation and related officer and director fiduciary duty claims for many years, and in many jurisdictions. She has handled claims involving high tech manufacturing, computer software, cosmetic formulae, client lists and pharmaceuticals. Deep knowledge and experience is essential in trade secret cases, to not only gain competitive advantage, but also to protect the trade secrets themselves. In many instances, the first effort to preserve the existing evidence makes an enormous difference in what evidence is available before it disappears. Secondly, the need for prompt but thorough investigation often results in advancing the client’s cause. Thirdly, with these two elements in place, a temporary restraining order, followed by a preliminary injunction often wins the case – early and efficiently, if done properly. There is no substitute for experience, and our firm has the experience, knowledge and guile to handle these critical cases.
The firm assists its clients in intellectual property matters including copyright and trademark. The firm aids in trademark investigations and licensing, including trademark availability investigations, trademark application preparation, domestic maintenance and renewal services, and infringement investigation and protection.
The firm’s attorneys also protect their clients’ artistic and written property by working with clients’ copyright needs through registration, licensing enforcement and/or litigation if necessary. The firm has successfully prosecuted and defended multimillion-dollar software copyright infringement claims, as well as other infringement claims, in federal courts across the nation and recognizes the unique business and technical issues involved in such claims.
We work with dozens of patent attorneys in helping to enforce the patents critical to many businesses. In many instances, a business resolution can be achieved without litigation. If patent infringement litigation is necessary, Ms. Finnerty has the experience necessary to engage infringement counsel and to trigger insurance coverage where appropriate.