Trade secrets encompass information that provides a business with a competitive advantage. At Dann Dorfman Herrell and Skillman we assist clients in making informed decisions about the type of intellectual property protection best suited to safeguard their business interests, including the determination of whether it is in the client’s best interest to protect their innovations as trade secrets. Examples of such secrets include customer lists, optimized manufacturing processes, sources of supply and marketing plans. Unlike a patent, which provides a limited term for enforcement, trade secret protection remains in effect for as long as the information is retained in secrecy. Dann Dorfman Herrell and Skillman provides counsel to our clients on selecting the correct form of protection for their intellectual property, with trade secret protection receiving due consideration.