Securing Intellectual Property

We work closely with your staff to design a system of readily understood, integrated, and adaptable activities that produce ongoing, consistent results.

It is not uncommon today to find that individuals involved in compromising a company’s intellectual property (IP) are a combination of current or former employees, competitors, trusted customers, distributors, or vendors. For this reason, the security equation must encompass issues of management structure, operational security, and cyber security.

Protecting your intellectual property requires the creation of an IP protection system — a set of readily understood, integrated, adaptable activities that produce ongoing, consistent results.

Based on our work with clients in diverse industries, we have created a time-tested, field-proven process for effective IP protection systems.

Steps to securing intellectual property necessitate:

  • management structure to ensure your IP security plan supports continued oversight of any protection measures that are implemented;
  • operational security, from procedures for handling information to reviewing existing hiring and departure policies for employees, as well as background screening on vendors and third parties; and
  • cyber security to prevent network intrusion, ensure mobile device security and remote access security, and more.

Based on our findings, we work closely with your staff to design an IP protection system customized for your situation. This includes drafting processes, policies, and procedures for compliance as well as a crisis management plan to put into action if a breach is suspected. The most difficult part of a sustainable, effective and efficient IP protection system is the implementation. This phase is also where we help you fill the gaps in your current level of IP security with our new recommendations.

We can also put in place measures to identify possible leaks of confidential R&D or product information by conducting daily monitoring of social media, blogs, academia, and legal reports. This will provide you with timely warning if there has been a potential compromise to your trade secrets.