Theft of Intellectual Property

Intellectual property includes ideas, inventions, and creative expressions often in the form of trade secrets, products, and media. It is unlawful to misappropriate the intellectual property of another for one’s use. Although these cases are often brought in civil court, prosecutors may also bring criminal cases for the theft of intellectual property. These matters are complex and many times involve disputes about the ownership of the intellectual property. We have assisted law enforcement in bringing cases for intellectual property theft, as well as defended those accused of such activity, often times in high-profile matters. It is crucial that counsel master the intricacies of the property at issue in order to prosecute or defend such cases. As technology expands, we anticipate that criminal enforcement will grow as well.