DWO is one of the leading law firms in infringement and trade secrets theft litigation and other commercial torts. We represent both claimants and respondents in claims for theft and infringement of trade secrets committed by former employees and competitors, in preliminary injunction proceedings for theft of trade secrets, in appeals proceedings, in mediation and arbitration proceedings, in international proceedings, in civil and labor courts. The lawyers at our law office are widely experienced in dealing with the most challenging cases in the fields of trade secrets protection and litigation, of utmost strategic importance to our clients.
The firm is ranked amongst the top tiers intellectual property law firms in leading international guides: Legal 500, IAM1000, IP Stars, Dun and Bradstreet and BDI Guide. Yonatan Drori was ranked as one of Israel’s leading attorneys in the Patent practice by the renowned international ranking guide ILO and was awarded the Client Choice award.
Our firm’s experience in the field of trade secrets theft and other commercial torts encompasses cases of commercial torts for theft of trade secrets, including: computer hacking, working methods, customer lists, and classified technologies, breach of confidentiality and non-competition agreements and breach of the duty of loyalty.
Recent key cases dealt with by our firm’s lawyers include:
- Search of premises and seizure of goods (Anton Piller Order): Representation of a communications supplier in an international technology case, including the seizure of computers on the grounds of hacking and infringement of trade secrets.. The case is currently being heard in the Tel-Aviv regional court and the Israeli Supreme Court in Jerusalem.
- Software and source code: Representation of a software company vs. a former employee and shareholder who allegedly made infringing use of company secrets, including court-ordered seizure of the former employee’s computer..
- Water Purification Technology: Representation of a major technology company in Israel in negotiations over trade secret infringement and unfair competition.
- Trade secret theft in the financial domain: Representation of one of the major financial institutions in Israel in proceedings against a former employee, later employed by a competitor, who allegedly made use of confidential financial methods and confidential information, in breach of his employment contract and the unfair competition law.