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Rhode Island Joins The New England Trend With A Law Placing Substantial Limitations On Noncompete Agreements
Rhode Island has followed the recent trend of its neighboring states—including Maine, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire1—by enacting a law that largely prohibits employers from entering into noncompete agreements with their...
United States
14 Aug 2019
The Competition Over Revising And Enforcing Noncompete Agreements In Nevada
The Nevada Legislature and Nevada Supreme Court have not always seen eye-to-eye in the interpretation of noncompetition covenants.
United States
3 Jul 2019
Washington State Enacts Comprehensive Noncompete Reform
On May 8, 2019, Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed Engrossed Substitute House Bill 1450 (HB 1450), radically altering the law governing noncompetition agreements and moonlighting prohibitions in Washington State.
United States
15 May 2019
Unfair Competition: What Happened In 2018, And What's In Store For 2019
From sweeping legislation to unexpected case law, and everything in between, 2018 brought a lot of changes to unfair competition law.
United States
14 Feb 2019
The Other Shoe Drops: Court Of Appeal Decision Narrows Use Of Employee Non-Solicitation Provisions In California
It is well-established that restrictive covenants are prohibited by statute in California.
United States
22 Nov 2018
Frequently Asked Questions About The New Massachusetts Noncompetition Agreement Act
The recently-enacted Massachusetts Noncompetition Agreement Act ("Act") provides a roadmap for employers to follow to ensure enforcement of noncompetition agreements...
United States
10 Sep 2018
UK Adopts New Trade Secret Regulations: Are Your Trade Secrets Protected?
Imagine you've just found out that one of your ex-employees has joined a competitor and has shared your most important trade secret with them.
14 Aug 2018
Tenth Circuit Significantly Narrows Scope Of Injunction Cases Where Irreparable Harm Is Presumed
On October 30, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit held that a moving party is not excused from showing irreparable harm prior to the issuance of a preliminary ...
United States
7 Nov 2017
Texas Amends Its Uniform Trade Secrets Act
Last month, Texas's legislature amended the Texas Uniform Trade Secrets Act (TUTSA).
United States
21 Jun 2017
Non-Competes To Stay In Massachusetts…For Now
This morning, Massachusetts woke up to what is becoming a regular occurrence: the legislature was unable to pass a bill limiting the use of non-competition agreements in the Commonwealth, although it...
United States
4 Aug 2016
Trade Secrets Finally Get Federal Law Protection
On April 27, 2016, Congress passed the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (S.1890) (DTSA) and sent it to President Obama, who has indicated he will sign it into law.
United States
4 May 2016
California Supreme Court To Decide Whether Finding That UTSA Claim Was Filed In Bad Faith Can Revive A Previously Dismissed Malicious Prosecution Claim
At the center of the case is the interim adverse judgment rule, which provides a defense to a malicious prosecution claim.
United States
18 Nov 2015
Former In-House Attorney Cannot Duck Trade Secrets Allegations With Anti-SLAPP Motion
On July 17, 2015, a California appellate court affirmed the denial of an intellectual property attorney's anti-SLAPP motion against his former employer.
United States
20 Aug 2015
Baker's Trade Secret Lawsuit Does Not Lead To ‘Sweet' Dreams
In Sweet Street Desserts, two baking companies wished to discuss a potential joint venture to manufacture and sell a pretzel sandwich.
United States
17 Aug 2015
The Defend Trade Secrets Act Of 2015: Proposed Legislation Would Open The Federal Courthouse Door For Trade Secret Misappropriation Claims
In an era where bipartisanship is rarely on display, a group of Senators and members of the House of Representatives from both parties recently joined together to propose the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2015 (S. 1890, H.R. 3326).
United States
13 Aug 2015
California Court Of Appeals Awards Attorneys' Fees To Defendant For Misappropriation Of Trade Secrets Claim Brought In Bad Faith
A California appellate court recently affirmed the trial court's ruling in Cypress Semiconductor Corporation v. Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.
United States
3 Jun 2015
Arizona Supreme Court Holds The Arizona Uniform Trade Secrets Act Does Not Preempt Tort Claims Based On Misappropriation Of Confidential Information
On November 19, 2014, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled in Orca Communications Unlimited, LLC v. Noder that the AUTSA does not preempt common law tort claims for misappropriation of confidential information.
United States
17 Dec 2014
LinkedIn Contacts Survive Summary Judgment As Alleged Trade Secret
On September 16, 2014, Judge Dean R. Pregerson of the United States District Court, Central District of California issued an Order Denying Plaintiff’s Motion for Summary Judgment and Granting in Part Defendant’s Motion for Summary Judgment (the Order) in the matter of Cellular Accessories for Less, Inc. v. Trintitas LLC.
United States
9 Oct 2014
Killing The Golden Goose: The Dangers Of Strengthening Domestic Trade Secret Rights In Response To Cyber-Misappropriation
Hackers all over the world exploit our reliance on computer systems to take American trade secrets.
United States
20 Jun 2014
Reversal Of Nearly $1 Billion Award And 20-Year Injunction Illuminates The Importance Of Maintaining The Confidentiality Of Trade Secrets
Companies seeking to protect their trade secrets should take note of the Fourth Circuit’s decision in "E.I. DuPont De Nemours v. Kolon Industries".
United States
23 Apr 2014
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