A recent trial experience provided an extraordinary lesson on the significant legal exposure employers face when hiring away employees from a competitor. I recently completed a jury trial in which my client obtained a $22.7...more
I’ve written many times about Section 16600 of California’s Business & Professions Code which, with limited exceptions, voids covenants not to compete. See TRO Issued Enjoining Breach Of Non-Compete Agreement Clauses, No...more
In a case whose facts plainly compelled the outcome, California’s Fourth Appellate District held on October 15, 2013 in Angelica Textile Services, Inc. v. Jaye Park, No. D062405 that a claim for trade secret misappropriation...more
In pursuit of economic development, innovation and entrepreneurship, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick's administration has declared its support for the elimination of noncompete agreements and the adoption of the Uniform...more
The new year is off to a pretty big start. We've already seen significant decisions from federal appellate courts on criminal trade secrets prosecutions and the epic Mattel/MGA "Bratz" dolls dispute. We have a looming debate...more
And so concludes my fourth full year of writing non-competes.com.
Many businesses rely on keeping trade secrets confidential. Coca-Cola has successfully kept their formula secret for many years. Apple and Samsung have been embroiled in a lengthy trade secret battle over phones and tablets....more
Today's reading list - which is long overdue - leads with a few articles geared towards in-house counsel....more