Trade secret cases involve a number of different situations. They may stem from an employee’s breach of an agreement or a careless error that revealed confidential business information. Regardless of the nature of the trade secret claim, trade secrets mediation in Houston Texas offers a variety of benefits to both sides. Trade secrets mediation in Houston Texas has been used to settle a number of these claims.
Businesses enjoy the privacy guarantees that trade secrets mediation provides. Business owners and managers prefer to keep their businesses out of any litigation, for fear that it will damage the business’ reputation and prevent it from entering any new deals with other organizations. Since mediation may be scheduled prior to filing a lawsuit, business clients may be able to resolve a dispute before it is ever public record. These business clients would also prefer to discuss the nature of the claim in the confidential setting of mediation, as opposed to the public forum of a courtroom.
If certain individuals, such as employees or former employees, are involved in a trade secrets case, they will also appreciate the more relaxed setting that mediation provides. These individuals would much rather attempt to mediate the case instead of being subjected to relentless cross-examination from the company’s attorneys on the witness stand. Additionally, rather than waiting a ruling at the end of the case, these parties maintain a degree of control as to how the case is resolved. Such power is not provided in court.