September 28, 2020 Articles

Tips for Protecting Trade Secrets in the Face of Remote Workforces, New Technology, and Laid-Off Employees

As companies adapt to our rapidly changing circumstances, they may inadvertently place the protection of their trade secrets on the backburner.

By Jeremy Cohen, Marcus Mintz, and Erik Weibust

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many companies have rolled out new (and often unsecure) technology and have relaxed existing security measures in the name of efficiency and convenience. As companies continue to adapt to these rapidly changing circumstances, they may inadvertently place the protection of their trade secrets on the backburner. However, if companies want to maintain control over their most important intangible assets, they must affirmatively act to protect their trade secrets during the pandemic and as the economy continues to reopen.

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