Trade Secret Violations Lawyer

Protecting People Accused of Economic Espionage and IP Theft

Many companies depend on intellectual property or trade secrets to maintain and enhance their market share. Consequently, businesses go to great lengths to protect their intellectual property and trade secrets. Of course, what some businesses consider to be trade secrets are not trade secrets at all. In certain cases, former employees who take information can find themselves facing federal charges with potentially significant penalties. Under the Economic Espionage Act, a conviction to these charges can bring up to 15 years in prison.

If you have been accused of economic espionage, you need a lawyer who can present the strongest possible defense against these allegations. Atlanta trade secrets violations attorney Jerome “Jerry” Froelich Jr. defends clients in Georgia and across the United States against economic espionage charges. Jerry has significant experience defending clients facing these complex allegations. Jerry is currently representing Robert Maegerle, a former DuPont employee, in San Francisco in a federal indictment charging the theft of trade secrets.

Although the facts of every case are different, many trade secret violation charges stem from former employees selling information to a company or other third party overseas. Many of these cases involve numerous defendants. Jerry will examine the facts and explore all possible defenses. Depending on the facts of your case, any number of defenses could be available to you, including:

  • The information at issue was not a trade secret
  • The trade secret was discovered by fair means, such as independent invention
  • The information at issue was already publicly disclosed

As a Georgia economic espionage attorney, Jerry is prepared to protect your rights throughout the legal process.

Before You Talk to Anyone About Your Case, Talk to Jerry Froelich

Call 404-881-1111 or e-mail Jerry to schedule a consultation.