Stealing intellectual property (IP), means stealing one’s ideas, creations, or expressions and the resources that went into the research and development of the IP. Unlike theft of physical property, theft of IP refers to intangible objects like copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets. IP can be stolen in many ways and is considered a federal crime. In 2017, the Commission on the Theft of Intellectual Property reported that international actors stole up to $600 billion of American IP.
In today’s digital age, companies need to take extreme precautions to protect their valuable assets. Our expert team of former law enforcement professionals, research analysts, and field investigators have successfully assisted clients around the globe. We have a long history of collaborating with the top-rated global IP law firms and Fortune 500 companies conducting IP investigations to:
- Uncover the critical evidence to reveal potential IP infringement.
- Examine the backgrounds of inventors to determine the authenticity of IP.
- Identify and locate employees to serve as witnesses.
- Monitor shipping activities, assembly plants, and free trade areas to track infringing products.
- Coordinate with U.S. CBP to prevent infringing products from entering the U.S.
- Analyze critical information to develop cross-examination strategies.
Together we can obtain the evidence, track components, and develop plans to ensure your IP is protected.