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Corporate and Trade Secret Theft Patent

Discussion in 'Copyright, Trademark, Patent Law' started by UD41390, Aug 24, 2013.

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  1. UD41390

    UD41390 Law Topic Starter New Member

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    I started a software company and contracted a company to develop a great deal of the program. Since that time, the company has taken a large amount of money and refuses to provide us with anything completed—thus leading me to believe that nothing was actually done. A contract termination was served in accordance with the terms of the original contract and the company is now threatening to sell my technology and software to a competitor unless we give them more money and continue to use them to develop the program. This company, and their employees, were all under an NDA and non-compete before beginning the work. I know now that the company is broke and is just trying to extort money from me. The processes in the software do have a provisional patent application submitted.

    Is the threat of selling my trade secrets a form of corporate theft, or attempted corporate theft, and what steps can I take to ensure that they are stopped?

    Thank you very much for your assistance and I apologize if this is submitted in the wrong forum area.
     
  2. army judge

    army judge Super Moderator

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    You need to consult and retain an attorney ASAP.

    There is very little help we can offer you, except that you need an attorney.

    That said, you'll need to convince a court to restrain or enjoin them from doing anything during the pendency of your projected litigation.

    You also need to get that contract before an attorney.

    Never sign a contract like that without getting your attorney to vet it.
     

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