Valuation of trade secrets in e-commerce
In this case, Brattle worked on behalf of a leading e-commerce firm that was engaged in a dispute with a major corporate shareholder. The shareholder had purchased the firm’s shares—ostensibly—to aid in the firm’s expansion but instead had allegedly gathered confidential data from the firm and used that data to set up a competing business. Brattle’s expert estimated damages arising from the corporate shareholder’s breached promise to assist the client with its international expansion. It also valued the client’s trade secrets using documentary evidence and transactional data to determine damages arising from this alleged theft of trade secrets. The case resolved with a favorable settlement for our client.