Texas Trade Secret Litigation

Full Court Press State Books
Author Chris Patton, Trey Cox
Publisher Full Court Press

Texas courts are bracing for a flood of trade secret litigation. And while COVID rattles the economy, corporations are gearing up for the inevitable. Laid-off workers and insecure home offices threaten to leak confidential information at volumes unseen since the Great Recession. Texas is already the No. 1 trade secret hotspot in America, boasting close to 20 percent of all decisions nationwide.

Authored by experienced Texas trial lawyers, Texas Trade Secret Litigation is the only manual in print for this fast-growing area of intellectual property law. Trey Cox and Chris Patton provide a step-by-step guidebook covering statutes, procedure, and overall litigation strategy. Fully updated with case law and sample forms, Texas Trade Secret Litigation is the essential reference for lawyers contending with the increasing trade secret docket in Texas courts.


Chris Patton is a partner at Lynn Pinker Hurst & Schwegmann, LLP, a litigation boutique in Dallas, Texas. He has extensive trial experience in both state and federal courts, which has led to significant victories on behalf of a diverse set of clients—from Fortune 500 companies to new start-ups. His success on behalf of his clients has landed him on the “Under 40 Hot List” by Benchmark Litigation, and earned him recognition as a “Rising Star Super Lawyer” by Thomson Reuters. Prior to joining Lynn Pinker Hurst & Schwegmann, LLP, Chris practiced law at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP in New York. Chris graduated with a B.A. from Brigham Young University, and received his J.D. with honors from the George Washington University Law School.

Trey Cox is a partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, in their Dallas, Texas office. His jury trial experience and courtroom success have earned him the distinction of being Board Certified as a Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Trey represents Fortune 500 corporations, entrepreneurs and leading firms in a wide array of industries. His dedication to his clients and his winning track record have repeatedly earned him recognition as a top trial lawyer in the country. He serves on the faculty of Southern Methodist University Law School and the National Institute for Trial Advocacy. He has lectured throughout the country, and authored numerous legal articles, white papers, and books. Trey received a B.A. magna cum laude from Washington & Lee University and his J.D. with honors from the University of Virginia School of Law.

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