Trade Secret Litigation To Rise As Economy Dips

Law360, New York (January 9, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- As parts of the United States economy started to trend downward at the end of 2007 and the beginning of this year, intellectual property attorneys began to gear up in anticipation of more work heading their way.

According to experts, an economic downturn usually creates more intellectual property legal work, including noncompetition agreements, nondisclosure agreements and trade secret litigation.

"The economy can significantly impact noncompetes and their related restrictions, but there are often opposing pressures," said Paul Lannon, a partner in Holland & Knight LLP’s labor...
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