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Chappell
Law Firm, P.L.L.C.
P.O. Box 5243
Edmond, OK 73083-5243
405.340.7755 voice
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"It's not the big that eat the small...it's the fast that eat the slow."
 
    - Michael Marks, CEO - Flextronics International


Technology Law is a very broad, complex, and newly emerging practice area encompassing Internet/Cyberspace law, Antitrust law, First Amendment law and various aspects of Intellectual Property law.

Our Technology Practice Includes:

  •       Biotechnology
  •       Cyberspace/Internet Law
  •       Intellectual Property
  •       Business/Commerical Law
  •       Employment Law
  •       Privacy concerns
  •       Encryption
  •       Telecommunications                                                
  •       Broadband
  •       Regulation of the computer and internet industry
  •       Software 
  •       Antitrust
  •       Censorship    
  •       Confidentiality/Non-disclosure Agreements
  •       e-commerce issues
  •       e-signatures Act 

Protect Your Proprietary Assets

  •     Require newly hired employees to warrant in writing that he/she is not governed by a pre-existing covenant 
        not to compete agreement or any pre-existing confidentiality or non-disclosure obligations.

  •     Consider having employees sign non-solicitation agreements with regard to existing and targeted customers,
         as well as employees.

  •     Consider having employees sign a non-compete agreement.

  •     Require all persons with access to trade secret information to sign confidentiality agreements.

  •     Restrict access to the trade secrets to those who need to know.

  •     Label trade secret information as "confidential," require badges for access to areas of the company where
        sensitive information or processes exist, and have a document shredder for discarding sensitive documents.

  •     Adopt a policy that governs trade secret information that restricts the copying and distribution of 
        confidential information.

  •     Adopt an invention policy that requires employees to disclose their invention concepts, to assign inventions
        to the company, and to maintain detailed notebooks of their works in progress.

  •     Include in employee job descriptions anything that might result in the creation of a copyrighted work.

  •     Provide a written reminder to exiting employees of their obligations with regard to any trade secrets, 
        inventions, nonsolicitation and noncompetition agreements.

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