Proprietary Information and Trade Secrets INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Some of our clients’ most important intellectual property assets are unpatented - proprietary information and trade secrets. We work with clients to improve their internal technology, proprietary information and trade secret protection programs, and to evaluate and structure their internal and online data security programs and deal with security breaches and intrusions. Among other matters, we:

  • Obtained an award of $32.7 million in damages for our client Fusion Lighting in an action against Northrop Grumman involving misappropriation of trade secrets and patent rights
  • Achieved a favorable settlement for software company Raindrop Geomagic in a trade secret misappropriation suit brought by two large hearing aid manufacturers—Siemens Hearing Instruments and Phonak—involving the application of sophisticated hearing aid software, saving our client the distraction and expense of litigation against two much larger corporations


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Steinberg, Donald R.

Donald R. Steinberg

Chair, Intellectual Property Department

+1 617 526 6453 (t)

Haag, Joseph F.

Joseph F. Haag

Vice Chair, Intellectual Property Department

+1 650 858 6032 (t)

Publications & News


December 31, 2013

Peter Buckland Discusses “How to Keep Your Startup’s Secrets Private” in Entrepreneur’s Ask the Expert Column

In Entrepreneur's "Ask the Expert" column, Partner Peter Buckland shares his thoughts on "How to Keep Your Startup's Secrets Private."

November 1, 2013

WilmerHale Among U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” and Again Named International Arbitration “Law Firm of the Year”

The 2014 edition of the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list names WilmerHale as “Law Firm of the Year” in International Arbitration—this is the second consecutive year that the firm has won this honor—and honors WilmerHale as a first-tier law firm in 27 national and 60 metro-area rankings.

August 31, 2012

The 2013 Best Lawyers in America® List Includes 101 WilmerHale Lawyers

July 11, 2012

Appealing Alternatives to Traditional Patent Prosecution: Part One

An article by Wayne Kennard appearing on

June 7, 2012

Chambers USA 2012 Final Results Announced

May 8, 2012

The National Law Journal Names WilmerHale to 2012 Intellectual Property Hot List

March 15, 2011

Chambers USA 2011 Preliminary Results Announced

September 15, 2010

U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers Release Inaugural Best Law Firms Rankings

WilmerHale earns first-tier rankings for a dozen national practices.

August 12, 2010

90 WilmerHale Lawyers Named to The Best Lawyers in America® 2011

July 23, 2010

WilmerHale Ranks Among Vault's Top 20 Law Firms in the Nation for Sixth Consecutive Year