HOW DO YOU protect your enterprise FROM ATTACK?
Comar LLP offers protection to enterprises through the framework of information litigation. Now, more than ever, company value is tied heavily to identifying information: the things that consumers experience and feel when they interact with a company, its products and its services.
That unique feeling is the result of research and strategy to build something remarkable. It is the result of oftentimes decades of hard work.
Maybe it's the specific look and feel of a product offering. Or the proprietary algorithm that a company uses to match users to each other. Or the one-of-a-kind name that a company uses to sell service offerings for an internet-based product. Or the video content with accompanying blog post that routinely gets 5k shares every time it is released.
This type of information is legally protected by law.
Not all bits have equal value.
-- Carl Sagan
PROTECTION THROUGH INFORMATION LITIGATION
WHAT IS INFORMATION LITIGATION?
Protecting one's company requires a disruptive—yet intelligent—approach to litigation and dispute resolution. In courtrooms and workspaces across the country, the traditional principles of litigation strategy, which were developed centuries ago by law firms to suit their demands in paper-centric times, have failed clients. They have proven dangerously slow and disastrously inefficient. Resolving legal matters at the cloud-based, real-time frontiers of the law demands up-to-the minute expertise, inexhaustible energy, and above all, agility.
In addition, information-based companies often discover that their most valuable assets are often subject to a highly complex legal regimes that are constantly being interpreted in oftentimes conflicting ways. In an era of super connectivity, such information is also now routinely threatened by industrial espionage and outright computer theft and abuse.
Clients faced with information-connected disputes need lawyers who can give them creative, objective counsel with recognized expertise in sophisticated legal doctrines—and a roadmap to resolution that’s unburdened by the unavoidable redundancy and inefficiency of time-hungry organizational hierarchies.
By combining and specializing in more "traditional" legal practice, Comar LLP's information litigation practice gives clients a specialized advantage in both affirmative litigations as well as with corporate defense, providing the protection that company's need. Information litigation combines the following sub-specialties and fact patterns:
- Employment departures and possible misappropriation of trade secrets or other intellectual property
- Intellectual property infringement by a strategic competitor (copyright, trade mark/trade dress, patent and trade secret)
- Computer abuse and hacking and theft of company intellectual property and trade secret misappropriation
- Breaches of non disclosure agreements and misappropriation of trade secrets and other intellectual property
- Breaches of fiduciary duties by high ranking corporate officers and potential misappropriation of corporate opportunities, trade secrets, and other intellectual property
Information litigation focuses on the following statutes and causes of action:
The Copyright Act (17 U.S.C. § 101, et seq.)
The Lanham Act (15 U.S.C. § 1051, et seq.)
The Patent Act (35 U.S.C. § 1, et seq.)
The Defend Trade Secrets Act (18 U.S.C. § 1836(b))
The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (18 U.S.C. § 1030)
The Uniform Trade Secret Act as implemented by state law
Common law and state law causes of action related to unfair competition
Common law and state law causes of action related to breach of contract
Common law and state law causes of action related to breaches of fiduciary duty
LEAD WITH COMAR LLP
Comar LLP was founded by renowned law firm veterans to offer clients a heightened degree of agility, starting with the most cutting edge, information-connected disputes. Toward that end, we have established the nation's first practice area devoted exclusively to information litigation.
We especially pride ourselves in our track record of creatively and expeditiously resolving high stakes matters involving the theft, misappropriation and misuse of information—to the economic advantage of our clients—without defaulting to traditional law firm tactics that are destined to deepen and draw out disputes, often with the express goal of achieving a protracted pyrrhic victory.
We have advised and represented scores of teams of smart creatives, including companies, entrepreneurs, investors, and start-up founders—not just in Silicon Valley and New York City, but also in innovation hubs around the nation and the world. We believe that our work in the fields of trade secret and intellectual property and privacy and data protection is second to none.