COVID-19 has changed how business is being done, and companies face unprecedented challenges to protect trade secrets. As most employees are working remotely and accessing company materials, including trade secrets, from home, businesses should be evaluating the security and protection of their trade secrets and the processes they have in place to ensure confidentiality of information.
Further, as a result of economic exigencies, some companies are laying off employees without being able to ensure the return of all physical documents and devices. Additionally, businesses may be prone to operate outside their normal processes, which may put trade secrets and other confidential information at risk.
Crowell & Moring attorneys Jim Stronski, Anne Li, and Rob Kornweiss will examine the risks to trade secrets presented by the circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, and best practices for mitigating those risks.