"Business, like magic, requires secrecy. It's often the detail behind the scenes that makes the difference between the surprisingly successful company and its lackluster competitors. Building on this simple insight, Darin Snyder and David Almeling have forged a comprehensive and practical guide on how to recognize, use, and protect valuable trade secrets. Written like a 'how to' guide, but with a litigator's attention to detail, Keeping Secrets: A Practical Introduction to Trade Secret Law and Strategy is a must have for every general manager and lawyer who hopes to see business and clients thrive using their unique informational assets." --Richard J. Lutton, Jr., Former Chief Patent Counsel, Apple Inc. "Darin Snyder and David Almeling have written an excellent book that fills a void. Using contemporary cases and current examples that will resonate with both businesspeople and lawyers, Keeping Secrets is an indispensable primer that informs readers about trade secret law in a very accessible manner. Perhaps most importantly, this book offers practical suggestions for companies who want to build an effective trade secret protection program." --Janet Craycroft, Director, Legal Counseling at Intel Corporation and Incoming Chair of the Trade Secret Committee of the American Intellectual Property Law Association "Keeping Secrets is a real opportunity for those who want a basic introduction to trade secrets without investing a lot of time. It maintains focus on the four most important areas - employees, physical and data security, and contracts - where this knowledge can be applied immediately. And its lively, journalistic style keeps the reader engaged, making points with memorable stories taken from actual cases." --James Pooley, Former President of the American Intellectual Property Law Association "In Keeping Secrets, Snyder and Almeling suggest companies audit their trade secrets from time to time, and take other s
About the Author
Darin W. Snyder
is a partner in the San Francisco office of O'Melveny & Myers LLP and Chair of the firm's Intellectual Property and Technology Practice in the Litigation Department. He has over twenty years of experience litigating major civil and criminal matters involving intellectual property disputes. He is one of the leading trade secret attorneys in the United States. David S. Almeling
is a counsel in the San Francisco office of O'Melveny & Myers LLP. He represents clients in intellectual property litigation, with a primary focus on patent and trade secret litigation. He is one of the country's leading voices on trade secret law, frequently speaking and writing on cutting-edge issues on the subject.