Intellectual Property Theft
Do your competitors have private information about your products or services?
Do you need to enforce a non-compete agreement?
Certain steps must be taken to prove that intellectual property has been stolen and that data is being utilized in such a manner to cause irreparable harm to a company. Reviewing the digital evidence attached to the network or emails out of the network can take time.
The investigation must examine typical patterns of communication and export practices and look for variances in standard procedure. The ability to show “proof” is critical to getting courts to issue order for the defendant to “turn over” their drives and allow access by an investigator to their private data. This process can take a significant amount of time and can be very costly, however the theft of intellectual property which puts the company in jeopardy can be catastrophic.