Defeating Trade Secret Misappropriation

Patterson understood that the first best step in defeating a trade secret misappropriation case is to get the claimant to list with specificity its trade secrets that were allegedly taken. Working aggressively on a motion to compel strategy, we convinced the court to require the competitor to list its trade secrets with specificity. We then convinced the court to appoint a special master, who ultimately recommended that the court rule that the technology was not a trade secret.