Theft of Trade Secrets and Improper Trade Secret Misappropriation Under the Defend Trade Secret Act by Austin Texas Trade Secret Lawyer, Austin Texas Defend Trade Secret Act Lawyer, and Austin Texas Trade Secret Misappropriation Lawyer Jason S. Coomer

The Defend Trade Secret Act of 2016 (DTSA) codified trade secret law and created a general civil cause of action for trade secret misappropriation under federal law.  This relatively new trade secret law authorizes ex parte seizure of property, special protections for plaintiffs and defendants, and immunity for whistleblowers who properly expose fraud.  Proper use of this new law can greatly help businesses who have had trade secrets stolen as well as parties accused of misappropriating trade secrets.  If you own trade secrets which another business, an employee, a business partner, an officer, or another party has misappropriated or you have been accused of misappropriating trade secrets and/or your property has been wrongfully seized, please feel free to submit an inquiry or send an e-mail to Texas Trade Secret Lawyer Jason Coomer. He provides advice to business owners concerning Texas patent infringement lawsuits, Texas theft of trade secrets lawsuits, Texas shareholder actions, Texas breach of fiduciary duty lawsuits, Texas conflict of interest lawsuits, Texas unfair business competition lawsuits, Texas intentional interference with business contracts lawsuits, and other Texas business tort litigation.

Trade Secrets Can Often a Business's Most Value Asset

Trade secrets often include a business's most valuable technical, financial, and business information that is necessary to run a successful an profitable business.  The theft of these trade secrets can cause a business to suffer catastrophic damages and will typically require a lawyer to help seize the trade secrets and/or seek damages from any misappropriation and use of trade secrets.  Understanding how to seize computers and data transfer devices as well as seek damages from officers, business partners, independent contractors, and employees that steal intellectual property can be essential to the survival of a business and protection of trade secrets. 

With advances in technology, these trade secrets can often be stolen via hackers or on a zip drive, thumb drive, or other data transfer device.  For this reason, protection of trade secrets through cyber security is extremely important.  However, even when strong security is in place, trade secrets can still be stolen by employees, contractors, directors, partners, and other people with authorized computer access.  Immediate action is often required as soon as misappropriation is discovered.

Texas Theft of Trade Secrets Lawsuits and Texas Breach of Fiduciary Duty Lawsuits

Officers, partners, shareholders, competitors, and employees that wrongfully steal intellectual property including theft of trade secrets, customer lists, patents, and copyrights can often be held liable by Texas courts for breach of fiduciary duty, conversion, fraud, and other business torts.  As the intellectual property owned by a business becomes more valuable and easier to steal through technology, it is increasingly important for businesses to protect their intellectual property as well as to make an example of officers, business partners, independent contractors, and employees that steal intellectual property. 

In moving forward on a trade secret lawsuit or other theft of intellectual property, it is important to have an experienced business litigation lawyer or business litigation team that is able to review and prosecute your Texas Theft of Trade Secrets Lawsuit or Texas Breach of Fiduciary Duty Lawsuit.

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Texas Trade Secret Lawyer Jason Coomer frequently works with other Business Litigation Lawyers throughout the United States and the World on large international trade secret and patent infringement lawsuits involving corporate espionage lawsuits.  For more information on this topic as well as some of the legal issues and potential causes of action regarding international patent infringement, international corporate espionage, and international theft of trade secrets, please go to the following web page: International Patent Infringement Lawsuits, International Trade Secret Theft Lawsuits, International Supply Chain Procurement Fraud Whistleblower Lawsuits, International Patent Infringement Qui Tam Lawsuits, and International Business Litigation Lawsuits.

Texas Patent Litigation & Lawsuits

A patent is the right to exclude others from making, using, selling, or offering for sale a patented invention.  The owner of a patent has several exclusive rights to the patent. A violation of the patent owner's exclusive rights constitutes an infringement entitling the owner to injunctive relief to stop the infringement and to monetary damages.

In protecting a patent, it is important to have a Texas Patent Litigation Lawyer that understands technology and complex intellectual property issues. Texas Patent Litigation Lawyer, Jason Coomer, represents inventors, businesses, or entrepreneurs, who are seeking prosecution of cases for misappropriation of patents or patent infringement claims. Whether you wish to get an injunction to stop the use of your invention; are seeking damages through a lawsuit; are battling co-owners of a business for ownership of a patent; or want to defeat and counter claim a patent infringement claim, Texas Patent Litigation Lawyer Jason Coomer works with clients to protect their intellectual property rights.

Texas Technology & Intellectual Property Lawyer

Because of the rapid growth of Computer, Telecommunications, and Internet Technologies; traditional areas of business law have been changing.  Technology Law or Cyberlaw in many areas is a relatively new area of law that is a combination of numerous other areas of law including intellectual property law, business contracts, real estate development, franchise law, and corporate law. The difference between Cyberlaw and other traditional areas of law is that in Cyberlaw, previously decided legal issues are being challenged and need to be re-examined because of advances in technology.  Whether you have trade dress problems, breach of web development agreements, or theft of intellectual property, it is important to have a Texas Technology Lawyer that is familiar with emerging areas of law as well as is able to grasp new areas of developing technology and law.

As Former Chair of Computer & Technology Section of the State Bar of Texas; Former Chair & Webmaster of the Texas Young Lawyers Association, San Antonio Bar Association, and several other bar associations; and Director & Speaker at Bar Tech Conferences, he is familiar with a wide variety of Computer, Internet, and other Technology issues.  He has worked with other Texas Intellectual Property Lawyers on complex intellectual property lawsuits and arbitrations including breach of trade secrets, patent malpractice claims, disputes over patent ownership, domain disputes, web development disputes, trademark & servicemark disputes, and copyright infringement lawsuits.

Texas Computer Patent Litigation & Lawsuits  

Even though traditional intellectual property laws saw computer software as a copyright issue and prevented patenting mathematical formulas, current intellectual property laws allow patents for the protection of a specific application of a formula. Thus, in some situations software may qualify for a patent if the patent application produces a useful, concrete and tangible result.  In other situations software falls under copyright.

Software patents have been granted for a wide variety of inventions including software applications, software processes, and software compilers. Software follows the same rules of patenting as any other inventions. Patentable subject matter includes "any new and useful process, machine, manufacture, or composition of matter, or any new and useful improvement thereof."

 Texas Negligent Misrepresentation Lawsuits and Texas Fraudulent Misrepresentation Lawsuits

Texas has business tort laws against both fraudulent and negligent misrepresentation that can be brought against businesses and individuals that make misrepresentation that cause significant damages.  Under Texas negligent misrepresentation law, a business or individual "who, in the course of his business, profession or employment, or in any transaction in which he has a pecuniary interest, supplies false information for the guidance of others in their business transactions, is subject to liability for pecuniary loss caused to them by their justifiable reliance upon the information, if he fails to exercise reasonable care or competence in obtaining or communicating the information."  described by the Restatement (Second) of Torts Sec. 522. See Federal Land Bank Ass’n of Tyler v. Sloane, 825 S.W.2d 439, 442 (Tex. 1991).

In moving forward on a Texas Fraudulent or Negligent Misrepresentation Lawsuit against a corporation, partnership, limited liability company, professional corporation, individual or other business, it is important to have an experienced business litigation lawyer or business litigation team that is able to review and prosecute your Texas Misrepresentation Lawsuit.

 Texas Intentional Interference with a Business Contract Lawsuits and
Texas Unfair Business Competition Lawsuits

Unfair business competition actions arise when a business uses unfair business practices to damage another business or put them out of business.  Examples of unfair business competition occur when a competing business intentionally steals trade secrets, releases false press releases, uses short term predatory pricing, demands exclusive contracts from suppliers, forces lenders to call in loans, steals business, or spreads false information in the business community to damage another business or put the business out of business.   Because of the size of many small business, losing a major contract, having a supplier stop providing supplies, having a lender call in a loans, or one false press release can cause significant damage and even bankruptcy for the small business.

If you are a Texas business owner that has been damaged through illegal actions of other businesses and have suffered a significant loss of revenue or profits, please submit an inquiry or send an e-mail to Austin Texas business lawyer Jason Coomer.  He works with Texas Business Owners to recover losses caused by unfair business competition.

Texas Corporate Malfeasance Lawsuits

Austin Texas business Attorney, Jason Coomer helps Texas business owners that have lost money through wrongful acts of other businesses, majority shareholders, dishonest employees, corruption corporate officers, negligent corporate officers, and individuals. He helps review contracts, corporate documents, accounting, contracts, and corporate wrongful acts to determine if corporate malfeasance has occurred.  As an Austin Texas Business litigation attorney that has handled commercial litigation claims between former business investors battling for stock, corporate accountings, patents, trademarks, copyrights, web sites, domains, buildings, customer lists, and other business assets.  He is familiar with negotiations, mediations, arbitrations, Texas State Courts, and Federal Courts.  Austin Texas Business Litigation Lawyer, Jason Coomer is an experienced business litigation attorney that handles unfair business actions, shareholder actions, commercial real estate law, computer law, and other business litigation

Texas Patent Infringement Lawyer, Texas Patent Litigation Lawyer, Texas Business Litigation Lawyer, Texas Trade Secret Theft Lawyer, Texas Intellectual Property Infringement Lawyer, and Texas Business Tort Lawyer

Texas patent infringement business litigation lawyer, Jason S. Coomer, helps Texas business owners protect their assets from theft of trade secrets, patent infringement dishonest employees, breaches of contract, breaches of fiduciary duty, and unfair corporate competition by seeking compensation for damages, exemplary damages, and litigation costs from businesses and individuals that have committed wrongs.  If you need a Texas Patent Infringement Lawyer, Texas Business Litigation Lawyer or a Texas Business Tort attorney for theft of trade secrets, patent infringement, breaches of fiduciary duties, corrupt corporate officers, dishonest employee, fraudulent partner or owner, unfair business competition, or other business litigation dispute, contact Texas Patent Infringement Lawyer Jason Coomer.


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