Daily Journal Names Adam Powell to Top Trade Secrets Lawyers List

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SAN DIEGO, Calif. October 26, 2023 – Knobbe Martens is pleased to announce that partner Adam Powell has been named to the Daily Journal’s list of “Top Trade Secrets Lawyers” for 2023.

In its profile of Mr. Powell, the Daily Journal highlighted his “deep understanding of technology,” and noted that he is “sought after to address technically intricate issues and safeguard innovations for renowned companies.” One such example highlighted in the profile is Mr. Powell’s successful representation of Masimo and related company Cercacor Laboratories in trade secret litigations against Cercacor’s former Chief Technical Officer, a company he started, and Apple.

Commenting on trends in the trade secrets space, Mr. Powell said, “As trade secret theft becomes more common and harder to detect, companies need to be more proactive about protecting their trade secrets and ensuring they do not inadvertently use the trade secrets of others. There are a variety of technical and nontechnical measures that companies can and should be utilizing to protect themselves.”

The Daily Journal’s annual list of the state’s best attorneys focusing on trade secret matters such as unfair competition and employee mobility is based on a number of criteria, including hundreds of nominations and editorial staff recommendations.

Mr. Powell’s practice includes litigating all types of intellectual property cases, including trade secret, patent, copyright, and trademark matters. He works with a variety of technologies, including medical devices, software, electronics, chemistry, and biotechnology.

Knobbe Martens boasts a team of more than 50 lawyers that help clients navigate litigation claims related to all aspects of trade secrets and employee mobility. This includes the resolution of disputes and complex claims involving misappropriation of trade secrets under Federal and state law, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, tortious interference and unfair competition, as well as employee fiduciary duties, loyalty, and poaching. Click here to learn more.

About Knobbe Martens

Knobbe Martens is a highly respected intellectual property law firm, offering legal services in all aspects of intellectual property and technology law.  The firm’s litigation group handles cases throughout the U.S. and coordinates strategy for disputes worldwide. Founded in California in 1962, the firm has about 300 lawyers and scientists based in offices located in Orange County, Los Angeles, New York, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington D.C.  Knobbe Martens serves a diverse international client base, from multinational corporations to emerging businesses of all stages. More information about the firm can be found at